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Article
April 1962

Uveitis and Toxoplasmosis.

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635 W. 165th St. New York

Arch Ophthalmol. 1962;67(4):538. doi:10.1001/archopht.1962.00960020538028

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Abstract

This small volume vindicates the British reputation for concise and readable composition. It summarizes the experience gleaned from 1,700 cases seen at the Uveitis Clinic of the Institute of Ophthalmology in London. The general causes of uveitis are treated in the first half, while the latter half is devoted to toxoplasmosis.

A definite etiological diagnosis was made in 18.4% of cases. Ankylosing spondylitis and Reiter's syndrome were found in a large percentage of males with acute and chronic anterior uveitis. In these cases, heredity and autoimmunity were advanced as possible mechanisms. Syringomyelia is noted in association with heterochromic cyclitis, and it is suggested that this, too, may be a heredodegenerative lesion.

The section on toxoplasmosis commences with a brief but excellent review of the literature. Careful statistical analysis confirms the present concept of the clinical picture. In a relatively young person, acute focal chorioretinitis was most common, situated at the

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