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Dr. Dieckhues considers uveitis an allergic phenomenon caused by antibody-antigen reactions arising either from repeated exposure to bacterial products or from sensitization to uveal tissue. He attempts to differentiate this type of uveitis, which he feels is common, from that which may result from an autoimmune reaction. In support of this thesis, there is an extensive review of the literature as well as reports of animal experiments utilizing such techniques as immunoelectrophoresis, thymidine uptake, and fluorescein marking. The bibliography is extensive.
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