Streptococcal infection and uveitis

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Streptococcal infection and uveitis

Post by Mike Bartolatz » Sun Feb 04, 2007 11:36 pm

1: Am J Ophthalmol. 1999 Mar;127(3):346-7. Links
Recurrent anterior uveitis associated with streptococcal pharyngitis in a patient with a history of poststreptococcal syndrome.Holland GN.
University of California, Los Angeles Ocular Inflammatory Disease Center, Jules Stein Eye Institute, and the Department of Ophthalmology, UCLA School of Medicine, 90095-7003, USA.

PURPOSE: To provide additional evidence that anterior uveitis can be a manifestation of poststreptococcal syndrome. METHOD: A case report providing follow-up information on a previously described patient. RESULTS: An adolescent girl in whom anterior uveitis was the only manifestation of poststreptococcal syndrome subsequently developed recurrent anterior uveitis after another episode of streptococcal pharyngitis. CONCLUSION: Anterior uveitis can recur in a manner similar to other manifestations of poststreptococcal syndrome after reinfection with group A streptococci.

PMID: 10088750 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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