Long-term follow-up of patients with uveitis associated with juvenile idiopathic arthritis: a cohort study.

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Long-term follow-up of patients with uveitis associated with juvenile idiopathic arthritis: a cohort study. / Skarin, Angelika; Elborgh, Renate; Edlund, Eva; Bengtsson-Stigmar, Elisabeth.

In: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation, Vol. 17, No. 2, 2009, p. 104-108.

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T1 - Long-term follow-up of patients with uveitis associated with juvenile idiopathic arthritis: a cohort study.

AU - Skarin, Angelika

AU - Elborgh, Renate

AU - Edlund, Eva

AU - Bengtsson-Stigmar, Elisabeth

PY - 2009

Y1 - 2009

N2 - PURPOSE: To analyze the clinical and visual outcome of 55 consecutive patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)-associated uveitis examined 7 and 24 years after the onset of the eye disease. METHODS: A retrospective study. RESULTS: Fifty-five out of 350 patients with JIA developed uveitis (15.7%). Forty-six (84%) of these had oligoarthritis, 6 (11%) had polyarthritis, and 3(5%) had systemic disease. Cataract was present in 42% at 7 years and in 51% at 24 years. Uveitic glaucoma was present in 5% at 7 years and in 22% at 24 years. After 24 years, 27 patients (49%) still had active uveitis. CONCLUSIONS: In half of these patients the uveitis was still active after 24 years of eye disease. In the group of patients with active disease, cataract and secondary glaucoma increased significantly between years 7 and 24 of disease.

AB - PURPOSE: To analyze the clinical and visual outcome of 55 consecutive patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)-associated uveitis examined 7 and 24 years after the onset of the eye disease. METHODS: A retrospective study. RESULTS: Fifty-five out of 350 patients with JIA developed uveitis (15.7%). Forty-six (84%) of these had oligoarthritis, 6 (11%) had polyarthritis, and 3(5%) had systemic disease. Cataract was present in 42% at 7 years and in 51% at 24 years. Uveitic glaucoma was present in 5% at 7 years and in 22% at 24 years. After 24 years, 27 patients (49%) still had active uveitis. CONCLUSIONS: In half of these patients the uveitis was still active after 24 years of eye disease. In the group of patients with active disease, cataract and secondary glaucoma increased significantly between years 7 and 24 of disease.

U2 - 10.1080/09273940802650398

DO - 10.1080/09273940802650398

M3 - Article

C2 - 19412872

VL - 17

SP - 104

EP - 108

JO - Ocular Immunology and Inflammation

JF - Ocular Immunology and Inflammation

SN - 1744-5078

IS - 2

ER -