What is the distribution in etiology for uveitis?

Updated: Jan 15, 2019
  • Author: Monalisa N Muchatuta , MD, MS; Chief Editor: Gil Z Shlamovitz, MD, FACEP  more...
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In one study at a tertiary referral center by Rodriguez et al, [10] the distribution in etiology among all anatomic forms of uveitis, anterior, intermediate, and posterior, were as follows:

  • Idiopathic (34%)
  • Seronegative spondyloarthropathies (10.4%)
  • Sarcoidosis (9.6%)
  • Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) (5.6%)
  • SLE (4.8%)
  • Behçet disease (2.5%)
  • AIDS (2.4%)

Seronegative arthropathies include nonspecific, ankylosing spondylitis, Reiter syndrome, psoriatic arthropathy, and inflammatory bowel disease.


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