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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 is the best treatment for uveitis?

What is the best treatment for uveitis?

It depends: Uveitis is a broad term that can refer to inflammation inside the eye in various locations. Depending on where it is located, the treatment is generally some form of steroids. If it is due to a rheumatologic disorder, there may be other immune system inhibiting medications used in treatment. If it is due to an infection, certain antibiotics or antiviral would be used. See an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What's the treatment for resistent to steroid uveitis?

What's the treatment for resistent to steroid uveitis?

Depends: Uveitis is inflammation in the eye. It depends: anterior, intermediate, posterior or associate with a systemic condition. Steroids treat inflammation either topically or as injection in or around the eye. If this fails anti-metabolites: Methotrexate or CellCept (mycophenolate mofetil) or tissue necrosis factor drugs such as Remicade are added. These can also be used to decrease steroids once inflammation is controlled. ...Read more

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Are there any herbs or natural treatment to prevent uveitis?

Are there  any herbs or  natural treatment to prevent uveitis?

None: Uveitis is an intrinsic inflammation of the eye interior without underlying infection. It is sort of like arthritis of the joints. No herbal remedy can help with this and since the consequences of untreated uveitis can be very serious, it is best to have an ophthalmologist see your eye(s) and apply the proper treatment which is usually very effective. ...Read more

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What's the treatment for uveitis?

What's the treatment for uveitis?

Usualy steroids: Uveitis is mostly a sterile inflammation on the inside of the eye. It causes pain, light sensitivity and diminished vision along with redness of the eye involved. Depending upon the severity which your ohthalmologist must assess, you will be given steroid drops in almost all cases along with dilating drops in more severe cases to prevent internal complications. Associated disease is occasional. ...Read more

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What is a natural treatment for uveitis?

What is a natural treatment for uveitis?

None: Untreated uveitis can cause serious, sometimes vision threatening complications. There are no known "natural" treatments for this condition. Do not risk you eyesight because of an ideological comittment to unconventional treatments. ...Read more

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What is a natural healing treatment for the eye cond. Uveitis?

What is a natural healing treatment for the eye cond. Uveitis?

None known: Uveitis is a serious condition when untreated and can be visually threatening. No "natural"product can influence this condition . Do not put your eyes at risk searching for a non-conventional treatment when conventional treatment is so effective. ...Read more

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Natural treatment for the eye condition uveitis?

Natural treatment for the eye condition uveitis?

No such thing: Uveitis is a serious inflammation inside the eye which can cause vision loss and other problems. This should not be treated with "natural" products which will no work and can prevent your progress to the ophthalmologist who can given you what are in fact effective prescription medications. ...Read more

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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