Uveitis: Non-infectious diseases

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  • Sarcoidosis

  • Systemic lupus erythematosus (i.e vasculitis).

  • Traumatic and sympathetic ophthalmia.

  • Reiter’s syndrome. In addition to anterior uveitis, conjunctivitis, urethritis, balanitis, oral ulcers, low fever and joint pain can also be present. There is often a recent history of infected sexual contact (Chlamydia trachomatis) or enteritis. Hyperkeratotic lesions on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet resembling pustular psoriasis can occur.

  • Associated with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, Still’s disease.

  • Associated with ankylosing spondylitis – HLA B27 (Bechterew’s disease).

  • Behçet’s syndrome.

  • Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada syndrome (uveo-encephalitis) with cutaneous and neurological symptoms in addition to ocular lesions (birdshot retinopathy).

  • Unknown cause, e.g. heterochromic uveitis (Fuch’s cyclitis).

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