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Arthritis Rheumatol. 2018 Oct;70(10):1533-1543. doi: 10.1002/art.40568. Epub 2018 Aug 23.

The Eyes Have it: A Rheumatologist's View of Uveitis.

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1
Oregon Health & Science University and Legacy Devers Eye Institute, Portland, Oregon.
2
University College London, National Institute for Health Research Biomedical Research Centre at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, UK, and University of Bristol, Bristol Eye Hospital, Bristol, UK.

Abstract

Uveitis is defined as intraocular inflammation. It is an extraarticular manifestation of many forms of joint disease, which include spondyloarthritis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, and Behçet's disease. Rheumatologists may be asked to consult on the ophthalmologic care of patients with uveitis in order to identify an associated systemic illness. Diagnoses such as spondyloarthritis, sarcoidosis, and interstitial nephritis with uveitis are frequently overlooked by referring ophthalmologists. Alternatively, rheumatologists may be asked to help manage the patient's immunosuppression, including biologic therapy, which can be required to treat a subset of patients with uveitis. This review is intended to provide rheumatologists with the necessary information to facilitate collaboration in the comanagement of patients with uveitis.

PMID:
29790291
PMCID:
PMC6160350
[Available on 2019-10-01]
DOI:
10.1002/art.40568

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