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Postoperative inflammation in a patient with multiple sclerosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11377914     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a 51-year old white woman with a history of relapsing episodes of multiple sclerosis (MS) who developed acute anterior uveitis 11 days after having uneventful phacoemulsification with posterior chamber intraocular lens implantation. Topical corticosteroids relieved the pain and inflammation within hours. A week after the episode of anterior uveitis, the patient had a severe systemic relapse of MS. Acute inflammation in MS patients during the postoperative period may be noninfectious and could be a prodrome for a relapse of MS.
J M Coombs; F J Durcan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cataract and refractive surgery     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0886-3350     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cataract Refract Surg     Publication Date:  2001 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-05-29     Completed Date:  2001-07-05     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8604171     Medline TA:  J Cataract Refract Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  787-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Salt Lake City, Utah 84132, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Glucocorticoids / therapeutic use
Lens Implantation, Intraocular / adverse effects*
Middle Aged
Multiple Sclerosis / complications*,  drug therapy
Phacoemulsification / adverse effects*
Prednisolone / analogs & derivatives*,  therapeutic use
Uveitis, Anterior / drug therapy,  etiology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Glucocorticoids; 50-24-8/Prednisolone; 52-21-1/prednisolone acetate

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