Psoriatic uveitis in a case of familial exudative vitreoretinopathy Hiromi Sugawara 1 , Masahiko Yamaguchi 1 , Naoki Sato 1 , Ako Nakajima 1 , Kunihiko Yamaki 1 , Shozo Sakuragi 1 1Dept of Ophthalmol, Akita Univ Sch of Med pp.1171-1175
Published Date 1998/6/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1410905943
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A 58-year-old female presented with pain in her right eye as the chief complaint. She had been suffering form psoriasis vulgaris since 27 years before. IgA nephropathy occurred 11 years before followed by psoriac arthritis 2 years later. Diabetes mellitus was diagnosed one year before. The affected eye showed signs of acute anterior uveitis. HLA-B27 was negative. Both eyes showed typical fundus features of familial exudative vitreoretinopathy. Treatment with systemic and topical corticosteroid resulted in remission of uveitis 7 months later. There is a possibility that cytokines may have been the underlying cause of psoriasis, IgA nephropathy and anterior uveitis. Familial exudative vitreoretinopathy appeared to be coincidental.

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