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Pattern of uveitis in a referral eye clinic in north India.
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PMID:  15283216     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To report the pattern of uveitis in a north Indian tertiary eye center. METHODS: A retrospective study was done to identify the pattern of uveitis in a uveitis clinic population of a major referral center in north India from January 1996 to June 2001. A standard clinical protocol, the "naming and meshing" approach with tailored laboratory investigations, was used for the final diagnosis. RESULTS: 1233 patients were included in the study; 641 (51.98%) were males and 592 (48.01%) females ranging in age from 1.5 to 75 years. The anterior uveitis was seen in 607 patients (49.23%) followed by posterior uveitis (247 patients, 20.23 %), intermediate uveitis (198 patients, 16.06%) and panuveitis (181 patients, 14.68%). A specific diagnosis could be established in 602 patients (48.82%). The infective aetiology was seen in 179 patients, of which tuberculosis was the commonest cause in 125 patients followed by toxoplasmosis (21 patients, 11.7%). Non-infectious aetiology was seen in 423 patients, of which ankylosing spondylitis was the commonest cause in 80 patients followed by sepigionous choroidopathy (62 patients, 14.65%). CONCLUSION: Tuberculosis and toxoplasmosis were the commonest form of infective uveitis, while ankylosing spondylitis and serpiginous choroidopathy were commonly seen as the non-infective causes of uveitis in North India.
Ramandeep Singh; Vishali Gupta; Amod Gupta
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of ophthalmology     Volume:  52     ISSN:  0301-4738     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Ophthalmol     Publication Date:  2004 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-07-30     Completed Date:  2004-08-24     Revised Date:  2008-09-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0405376     Medline TA:  Indian J Ophthalmol     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  121-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Ophthalmology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Eudcation and Research, Chandigarh, India.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
India / epidemiology
Middle Aged
Referral and Consultation
Retrospective Studies
Uveitis / classification,  diagnosis,  epidemiology*,  etiology
Comment In:
Indian J Ophthalmol. 2004 Dec;52(4):346; author reply 346-7   [PMID:  15693339 ]
Indian J Ophthalmol. 2004 Dec;52(4):345-6; author reply 346-7   [PMID:  15693338 ]

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