Familial uveitis

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Abstract

Familial uveitis is a term that when used broadly indicates the existence of uveitis within a family. However, the presence of familial uveitis in a patient is not always informative with respect to diagnosis or predicting outcomes, and conversely, a particular uveitic diagnosis (with few exceptions) cannot predict the presence of uveitis in other family members. While some rare forms of uveitis clearly have a predominant genetic component, in most observations of familial uveitis, it is difficult, if not impossible on a case-by-case basis, to sort out the specific contributions of genetic factors versus environmental influences.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIntraocular Inflammation
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Pages673-680
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783540753872, 9783540753858
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

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  • Medicine(all)

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    Martin, T. (2016). Familial uveitis. In Intraocular Inflammation (pp. 673-680). Springer Berlin Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-75387-2_52