Review of uveitis associated with psoriasis Yoko Okunuki 1 , Takeshi Kezuka 1 , Yoshihiko Usui 1 , Masaru Takeuchi 1 , Jun-ichi Sakai 1 , Hiroshi Goto 1 1Dept of Ophthalmol, Tokyo Med Univ pp.897-901
Published Date 2008/6/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1410102274
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Abstract. Purpose:To report characteristic clinical features of uveitis in Japanese patients with psoriasis. Cases and Method:This retrospective study was made on 5 patients with uveitis and psoriasis seen during the foregoing 64 months. Results:The series comprised 2 males and 3 females. The age ranged from 29 to 52 years, average 37 years. Both eyes were affected in 4 patients who had had uveitis for 3 years or longer. It was unilateral in one patients with shorter history of uveitis. All the affected 9 eyes showed anterior uveitis with keratic precipitates and nongranulomatous iridocyclitis. Hypopyon or posterior synechia was present in 2 eyes each. While intermediate or posterior uveitis was apparently absent, cystoid macular edema developed in 3 cases resulting in persistent visual impairment. HLA typing showed HLA-A2 in all 4 examined cases. Conclusion:Uveitis in patients of psoriasis is characterized by acute nongranulomatous iridocyclitis, by a high frequency of cystoid macular edema, and by probable relation with HLA-A2.

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