Which elements of the medical history suggest uveitis as the cause of ocular pain?

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

Important elements of the medical history that should suggest uveitis as the cause of ocular pain include the following:

  • History of autoimmune disease such as inflammatory bowel disease, SLE, and sarcoidosis
  • Sexually transmitted diseases, particularly syphilis and chlamydia
  • Tuberculosis
  • AIDS

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