Multiple sclerosis-Associated uveitis

Bryn M. Burkholder, James P. Dunn

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Abstract

Uveitis is uncommon in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), but the link between the two entities is clearly established. While a common etiology or pathologic process remains unknown, shared human leukocyte antigens suggest a genetic predisposition. The treatment for MS-Associated uveitis is not distinct from treatment of other types of noninfectious uveitis, but interferons may serve as a common therapeutic avenue for both CNS and eye disease. Further study is needed to better understand MS-Associated uveitis and its link to demyelinating CNS disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)587-594
Number of pages8
JournalExpert Review of Ophthalmology
Volume7
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012

Keywords

  • human leukocyte antigen
  • multiple sclerosis
  • pars planitis
  • periphlebitis
  • uveitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Ophthalmology
  • Optometry

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