What is the racial predilection of uveitis?

Updated: Jan 15, 2019
  • Author: Monalisa N Muchatuta , MD, MS; Chief Editor: Gil Z Shlamovitz, MD, FACEP  more...
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Answer

Racial predisposition to uveitis is related to the patient's underlying systemic disease, as follows: [2]

  • Whites: HLA-B27, multiple sclerosis
  • Blacks: Sarcoidosis, SLE
  • Mediterranean/Middle Eastern descent: Behçet disease
  • Asians: Behçet disease

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