Bilateral uveitis manifesting as a complication of chronic graft-versus-host disease after allogeneic bone marrow transplantation

Michael Wertheim, James (Jim) Rosenbaum

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Purpose: To document the rare occurrence of uveitis presumed secondary to chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGVHD). Methods: Observational case report. Results: A 52-year-old Filipino male who had undergone allogeneic BMT 10 years earlier presented with bilateral uveitis and biopsy-proven cutaneous cGVHD. There was no evidence of infection or other immune-related causes and the inflammation had a temporal correlation with his dermatological GVHD. The patient responded to treatment with oral cyclosporin A. Conclusion: The coexistence of uveitis and cGVHD is rare. The ophthalmologist should be aware of such an association and work together with the oncologist to treat these patients appropriately.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)403-404
Number of pages2
JournalOcular Immunology and Inflammation
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2005



  • Allogeneic
  • Bone marrow transplant
  • Graft-versus-host
  • Uveitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Immunology and Allergy

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