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uveitis, symptoms - potential disease processs

Post by Mike Bartolatz » Mon Apr 09, 2007 11:56 am

Uveitis/symptoms/potential disease processes
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The lists below include some of the most common systemic findings in patients with uveitis. This is borrowed from an article on uveitis at emedicine.com msb

Head/CNS


Headaches - VKH disease, sarcoidosis, Behçet disease, tuberculosis, herpes zoster, large cell lymphoma, polyarteritis nodosa (PAN), Cryptococcus meningitis, toxoplasmosis, Lyme disease

Auditory/vestibular - VKH disease, sarcoidosis, Wegener granulomatosis, Eales disease, syphilis

Cranial neuropathy - Lyme disease, sarcoidosis, multiple sclerosis, syphilis, herpes simplex virus

Psychosis - VKH disease, Behçet disease, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

Cerebral vasculitis - Acute posterior multifocal placoid pigment epitheliopathy (APMPPE), Behçet disease, herpes simplex virus, herpes zoster virus, syphilis, Lyme disease
Ear/Nose/Throat


Bilateral ear pinna inflammation - Relapsing polychondritis

Saddle nose deformity - Syphilis, Wegener granulomatosis, relapsing polychondritis

Oral ulcers - Behçet disease, SLE, herpes simplex, Reiter syndrome, ulcerative colitis

Sinusitis - Sarcoidosis, Wegener granulomatosis

Salivary/lacrimal gland swelling - Sarcoidosis, lymphoma

Lymphadenopathy - Lymphoma, HIV, toxoplasmosis
Gastrointestinal


Diarrhea - Crohn disease, ulcerative colitis, Whipple disease

Jaundice/hepatosplenomegaly - Brucellosis, CMV, sarcoidosis, infectious hepatitis, autoimmune hepatitis
Pulmonary


Cough, shortness of breath - Tuberculosis (TB), sarcoidosis, Pneumocystis carinii, malignancy, Wegener granulomatosis

Chest CT scan/chest x-ray: nodules, hilar adenopathy, infiltrates - Ocular histoplasmosis, sarcoidosis (hilar adenopathy), malignancy, TB, P carinii pneumonia
Genitourinary


Genital ulcers - Behçet disease, Reiter syndrome, syphilis

Hematuria - Wegener granulomatosis, PAN, SLE

Circinate balanitis - Ankylosing spondylitis, Reiter syndrome

Urethral discharge - Reiter syndrome, syphilis

Nephritis - PAN, Wegener granulomatosis

Epididymitis - PAN, Behçet disease, Reiter syndrome
Dermatologic


Alopecia - VKH disease, syphilis

Vitiligo, poliosis - VKH disease

Nodules - Sarcoidosis, SLE, leprosy, Crohn disease, ulcerative colitis

Rash - Syphilis, Lyme disease, Reiter syndrome, leprosy, sarcoidosis, herpes zoster, Behçet disease, psoriasis, SLE

Keratoderma blennorrhagicum - Reiter syndrome, ankylosing spondylitis

Erythema nodosum - Behçet disease, sarcoidosis, APMPPE
Musculoskeletal


Arthralgias/arthritis - Behçet disease, sarcoidosis, SLE, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA), Lyme disease, syphilis, psoriatic arthritis, Reiter syndrome, ulcerative colitis

Sacroiliitis - Ankylosing spondylitis, Reiter syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease
Constitutional


Fever - Reiter syndrome, Behçet disease, PAN, inflammatory bowel disease, HIV, TB, coccidioidomycosis, Whipple disease

Night sweats - Malignancy, TB, sarcoidosis, coccidioidomycosis

Flulike symptoms - APMPPE, multiple evanescent white dot syndrome (MEWDS)
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Re: uveitis, symptoms - potential disease processs

Post by flemtyke » Wed Jun 02, 2010 2:16 pm

ive actualy linked uveitis to bodyshock, what i mean by this is although i dont know how mine started (although i think my tattoos might have something to do with it) i can say that mine always flares up or re-starts when i hurt myself. i frst noticed this after i had my eye injected with steroids, this cleared my eye up completly untill i dislocated my knee and within 12 hours my uveitis was back, i then again got it cleared up and proceded to break my ankle, yet again within 12 hours the iritis was back.

has a link of this sort been mentioned before??

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Re: uveitis, symptoms - potential disease processs

Post by Mike Bartolatz » Sun Jun 06, 2010 12:48 pm

any infection anywhere in the body can bring about new inflammation in the eye. Trauma impacts the inflammatory cascade which can bring about new inflammation elsewhere in the body including the eye.

I hope this helps,
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