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Pattern of Uveitis in a University-based Referral Center in Southern Thailand.
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PMID:  23323582     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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Purpose: To identify the characteristics (demographics, anatomical classification, diagnoses, and treatment) of all uveitis patients who were seen at our newly started Uveitis and Ocular Inflammatory Disease Clinic over a two-year period. Methods: The computerized uveitis database files and medical records for all new consecutive patients seen at our Uveitis and Ocular Inflammatory Disease Clinic from January 2010 through December 2011 were included. Results: A total of 254 patients were seen during the study period. Anterior uveitis and panuveitis were most frequently found, each accounting for around 35% of cases. Specific diagnoses were established in 70.9% of patients and the top five most common specific diagnoses were VKH (11%), HLA-B27-associated anterior uveitis (7.9%), Behçet disease (7.1%), toxoplasmosis (7.1%), and herpetic anterior uveitis (4.7%). Conclusion: In this setting, the authors found VKH to be the most common diagnosis in the noninfectious uveitis group. Regarding infectious uveitis, toxoplasmosis ranked the most common diagnosis.
Authors:
Wantanee Sittivarakul; Patama Bhurayanontachai; Mansing Ratanasukon
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ocular immunology and inflammation     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1744-5078     ISO Abbreviation:  Ocul. Immunol. Inflamm.     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9312169     Medline TA:  Ocul Immunol Inflamm     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  38-45     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University , Hat Yai, Songkhla , Thailand.
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