Two cases of Kirisawa-type uveitis Yoshinobu Iwamoto 1 , Kinuko Matsumura 1 , Miwako Owatari 1 1Dept of Ophthalmol, Oita Prefect Hosp pp.395-400
Published Date 1987/4/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1410210000
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We treated two cases with Kirisawa-type uveitis. The condition was unilateral and was associated with minimal vitreous opacity in both cases. The first case, a 55-year-old male, had been suffering from adult T-cell leukemia for the past 5 years and from cryptococcal meningitis and pneumocystis-carinii pneumonia as opportunistic infections. The second case was an apparently healthy 41-year-old male. He was treated with systemic corticosteroid and acyclovir, but developed retinal detachmentlater. Analysis of lymphocyte subsets in the circulat-ing blood suggested immunological deficiencies.Punctate or macular retinal exudates were obser-ved during the acute stage in both cases. These lesions seemed to be different from dense yellowish-white exudates that are typical of Kirisawa- type uveitis in funduscopic and fluorescein angiographic aspects. In both cases, the exudates appeared as granular deposits beneath the detached retina and were thought to be of choroidal origin.

Rinsho Ganka (Jpn J Clin Ophthalmol) 41(4) : 395-400, 1987

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