Pattern of Uveitis in a University-based Referral Center in Southern Thailand

Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University , Hat Yai, Songkhla , Thailand.
Ocular immunology and inflammation (Impact Factor: 1.97). 02/2013; 21(1):38-45. DOI: 10.3109/09273948.2012.730651
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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.

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.

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%).

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.

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