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Uveitis Arthritis Treatment
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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