February 1972

Uveitis and Multiple Sclerosis in an Adolescent

Author Affiliations

Salt Lake City
From the Division of Pediatric Neurology, University of Utah College of Medicine, Salt Lake City. Dr. Curless is now with the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson.

Am J Dis Child. 1972;123(2):149-150. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1972.02110080127016

A 15-year-old boy had well documented uveitis followed by the initial clinical manifestations of multiple sclerosis. The association of these two disorders has been noted in the ophthalmologic literature in the past, but the coincidence is not generally appreciated. Such clinical data might support the recently intensified research efforts to link a "slow virus" to the etiology of multiple sclerosis.