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Noninfectious immune-mediated uveitis and ocular inflammation.
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PMID:  24338488     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Noninfectious uveitis encompasses a diverse group of ocular inflammatory disorders that share an underlying immune etiology and may be associated with systemic disease or confined primarily to the eye. Uveitis is commonly classified by anatomical location of inflammation into anterior, intermediate, posterior, and panuveitis. The treatment of noninfectious uveitis consists of corticosteroids, immunosuppressive agents, and surgically placed steroid implants. We review the epidemiology, immunopathology, and clinical features of several noninfectious immune-mediated uveitides, including HLA-B27 acute anterior uveitis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, intermediate uveitis, sarcoidosis, Behcet's disease, Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada syndrome, sympathetic ophthalmia, and white dot syndromes. We also discuss the stepwise approach to medical treatment of immune-mediated uveitis as well as the characteristics, safety, and efficacy of immunosuppressive agents used to treat ocular inflammatory disease.
Jennifer Pan; Manuj Kapur; Rex McCallum
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current allergy and asthma reports     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1534-6315     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Allergy Asthma Rep     Publication Date:  2014 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-12-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101096440     Medline TA:  Curr Allergy Asthma Rep     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  409     Citation Subset:  IM    
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