Causes of uveitis at a referral center in Saudi Arabia

Issam Hussein Hamade, Naser Elkum, Khalid F. Tabbara

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Abstract

Purpose: The main purpose of this study was to determine the causes of uveitis at the Eye Center in Saudi Arabia. Methods: A retrospective review. The causes of uveitis were analyzed according to various patient characteristics. Results: A total of 488 cases were encountered. The age range was 3 to 99 years (mean age: 38 years). The most common causes of uveitis included anterior uveitis 60%, panuveitis 24%, posterior uveitis 11%, and intermediate uveitis 6%. Conclusions: The authors found a high prevalence of acute anterior nongranulomatous uveitis. The most commonly encountered infectious uveitis included herpes virus, tuberculosis, and toxoplasmosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-16
Number of pages6
JournalOcular Immunology and Inflammation
Volume17
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Saudi Arabia
Uveitis
Referral and Consultation
Anterior Uveitis
Intermediate Uveitis
Panuveitis
Posterior Uveitis
Toxoplasmosis
Tuberculosis
Viruses

Keywords

  • Behcet disease
  • Inflammation
  • Ocular tuberculosis
  • Uveitis epidemiology
  • Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Immunology and Allergy

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Causes of uveitis at a referral center in Saudi Arabia. / Hamade, Issam Hussein; Elkum, Naser; Tabbara, Khalid F.

In: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation, Vol. 17, No. 1, 02.2009, p. 11-16.

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Hamade, Issam Hussein ; Elkum, Naser ; Tabbara, Khalid F. / Causes of uveitis at a referral center in Saudi Arabia. In: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation. 2009 ; Vol. 17, No. 1. pp. 11-16.
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