December 1983

Uveitis Complicating Autoimmune Chronic Active Hepatitis

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Ophthalmology (Drs Bloom and Rabinowicz) and Pediatrics (Dr Shulman), University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville. Dr Rabinowicz is now with the Kresge Eye Institute, Detroit. Dr Shulman is now with the Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago.

Am J Dis Child. 1983;137(12):1175-1176. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1983.02140380035011

• A patient with autoimmune hepatitis B surface antigen—negative chronic active hepatitis (CAH) developed uveitis during the course of her disease. The occurrence of this eye disorder provides additional support for an autoimmune pathogenesis for CAH. Clinicians should be alert to the association of uveitis with CAH, so that patients at risk may be examined for this potentially serious ocular disease.

(Am J Dis Child 1983;137:1175-1176)