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Is there a relationship between uveitis and arthritis?

Is there a relationship between uveitis and arthritis?

Sometimes: There are several arthritis conditions which can be associated with uveitis. The most prominent of these is anklylosing spondylitis which cases lower back pain and some other systemic problems and can cause a striking uveitis. The most common arthritides, rheumatoid and osteoarthritis are not associated with uveitis. A very serious one is juvenile arthritis in kids with a severe uveitis associated. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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My 3 yr old has severe bilateral uveitis. Have been told she possibly has idiopathic juvenile arthritis but her joints are not affected. Why?

My 3 yr old has severe bilateral uveitis. Have been told she possibly has idiopathic juvenile arthritis but her joints are not affected. Why?

Pauciarticular JRA: There are many causes of uveitis in kids. Often we never find out for sure. Blood tests can rule out the big concerns such as infections from bad viruses, bugs such as syphilis, lyme, tb, hsv; autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, jra (juvenile), sarcoid, wegener's. Sometimes the immune system does not attack the joints. A pediatric rheumatologist with eyemd can work to be sure of dx. ...Read more

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Is uveitis flareup occurs due to tapering of deflazacort-1mg (tapering from one year gradually)am arthritis patient taking sulfasalazine and lefno20mg?

Is uveitis flareup occurs due to tapering of deflazacort-1mg (tapering from one year gradually)am arthritis patient taking sulfasalazine and lefno20mg?

Possibly: It may be due to tapering this med below its minimally effective dose or it just flared for no particular reason. Why are you taking the other med? Do you have hla-b27 associated disease? If so consider a tnf agent to treat all of your issues. ...Read more

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What's the relationship between uveitis and water retention?

What's the relationship between uveitis and water retention?

Uveitis : Some people who get uveitis get it because of an autoimmune condition. Occasionally, this can affect your kidneys. I recommend immediate evaluation which may include blood work or urinalysis. ...Read more

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I had uveitis hla b27 disorder. It flares up once in a year. I have no specific symptoms of rheumatic arthrits. How to rule out sle and auto immune ?

I had uveitis hla b27 disorder. It flares up once in a year.  I have no specific symptoms of rheumatic arthrits. How to rule out sle and auto immune ?

Anklyosing spondy: There is a high likelihood that you have ankylosing spondylitis which correlates with the hlab27 already shown to exist in your immune picture. Uveitis is an accompaniment of this condition and can be quite severe. You should check with a rheumatologist as there are features of anklyosing which should be treated to prevent permanent change. ...Read more

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Anyone out there treat uveitis?

Uveitis: Yes, I'm a uveitis specialist. Generally you can find a uveitis specialist in university-based hospitals. ...Read more

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Kindly give me more information on uveitis.

Kindly give me more information on uveitis.

Inflammation: Uveitis is a broad term for inflammation in the eye. Most patients have anterior uveitis-affecting the front of the eye, also called iritis or iridocyclitis. Intermediate uveitis is inflammation of the ciliary body, in the middle part of the eye-also called pars planitis. Posterior uveitis is inflammation of the retina and choroid, in the back of the eye. Panuveitis, or diffuse-is the entire eye. ...Read more

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Please define what anterior uveitis is?

Please define what anterior uveitis is?

Anterior uveitis: Anterior uveitis is an anatomical classification, meaning the primary site of inflammation is on the iris/ciliary body (front portion of the eye) ...Read more

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What are symptoms of uveitis in a child with jra?

What are symptoms of uveitis in a child with jra?

Maybe no symptoms: Uveitis secondary to juvenile arthritis often produces no symptoms until it is far advanced and the first symptom is significant visual loss. The child needs routine ophthalmologic exams to screen for subclinical uveitis. ...Read more

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Can osteoarthritis cause uveitis?

Can osteoarthritis cause uveitis?

No: The association between inflammatory eye disease and arthritis occurs with inflammtory arthritis like rheumatoid arthritis. There is no association with osteo-arthritis and uveitis. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more


Dr. Colin McCannel
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Uveitis (Definition)

Uveitis is described as any type of inflammation inside of the eye. There are many different types of ...Read more