Uveitis in children.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The review provides updates on novel risk markers for the development of pediatric inflammatory uveitis and a severe disease course, on treatment of refractory disease, and on the measurement of visual outcomes. RECENT FINDINGS: There are several new genetic markers, biomarkers, and clinical factors that may influence a child's uveitis disease course. It is important to identify children at risk for poor visual outcomes and who are refractory to traditional therapy. Racial disparities have recently been reported. We describe agents of potential benefit. In addition, we discuss the importance of patient reported outcomes in this population. SUMMARY: Uveitis can lead to vision-threatening complications. Timely and aggressive treatment of children identified to be at risk for a severe uveitis course may lead to improved outcomes.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Angeles-Han, ST; Rabinovich, CE

Published Date

  • September 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 28 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 544 - 549

PubMed ID

  • 27328333

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC4965315

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1531-6963

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/BOR.0000000000000316


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States