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May 1989

Granulomatous Uveitis in Crohn's DiseaseA Clinicopathologic Case Report

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Ophthalmology (Drs Salmon and Murray), Medicine (Dr Wright), and Histopathology (Dr Bowen), Groote Schuur Hospital and University of Cape Town (South Africa).

Arch Ophthalmol. 1989;107(5):718-719. doi:10.1001/archopht.1989.01070010736037
Abstract

• Recurrent episodes of uveitis occurred in a young male patient with clinical as well as radiologic and histologic evidence of Crohn's ileocolitis. His left eye became blind and painful, and was enucleated. Histopathologic examination of the eye revealed a panuveitis with evidence of granuloma formation in the choroid. While granulomatous inflammation has previously been demonstrated in extraintestinal sites, to our knowledge, this is the first histopathologic evidence of granuloma formation within the eye in Crohn's disease.

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