UVEITIS has been recognized as a sequel of leptospiral infection since the time of Weil.1 In one of the four cases reported in his original publication iridocyclitis was manifested six weeks after clinical onset of the disease. Goebel,2 in 1917, again drew attention to iridocyclitis in Leptospira icterohaemorrhagiae infections.
Since recognition of infection in man with other leptospiral strains, ocular manifestations have been observed as sequelae of canicola fever,3 swineherd's disease,4 mud (swamp) fever,5 Japanese seven-day fever (nanukayami),3b leptospirosis australis B,6 and Palestine bovine leptospirosis.7 The incidence of ocular involve- ment in the leptospiroses has been varyingly reported as from 10 to 44%.8 This variation reflects the intensity of the search for ocular manifestations. Although not reported in the literature available to us, uveitis is undoubtedly associated with the other leptospiroses of man.
Ocular involvement in the leptospiroses may appear as
ALEXANDER A, BAER A, FAIR JR, GOCHENOUR WS, KING JH, YAGER RH. LEPTOSPIRAL UVEITISReport of a Bacteriologically Verified Case. AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1952;48(3):292-297. doi:10.1001/archopht.1952.00920010300003