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December 1988

Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drug Therapy in Chronic Childhood Iridocyclitis

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Pediatrics (Drs Olson and Lindsley) and Ophthalmology (Dr Godfrey), University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City.

Am J Dis Child. 1988;142(12):1289-1292. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1988.02150120043036

• The adjunctive use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for the treatment of chronic iridocyclitis was evaluated in 14 patients, eight with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and six with idiopathic iridocyclitis. In all patients, the activity of the iridocyclitis improved with the addition of NSAIDs to their treatment regimens, permitting reduction in the dose of corticosteroid drugs. These data suggest that NSAID therapy may have an adjunctive role in the treatment of chronic iridocyclitis in childhood.

(AJDC 1988;142:1289-1292)