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October 9, 1926

RECURRENCE OF IRITIS AS INFLUENCED BY THE REMOVAL OF INFECTIONS: SUMMARY OF FIFTY CASES

JAMA. 1926;87(15):1167-1172. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680150001001
Abstract

In 1916 and in 1923 we 1 reported two series of 100 cases each of iritis, in which careful studies of each patient were made to determine what kinds of infection were present and the probable cause of the iritis. The infections found were removed, so far as possible, and the effects on the eye noted. From these studies, as well as from experiments in animals, 2 it seemed evident that iritis is frequently caused by infections in other parts of the body. From three to twelve years have now elapsed since these patients were studied, and we now present a summary of the first fifty cases from which we have been able to obtain reports with reference to recurrence.

It is, of course, recognized that iritis may be limited to one attack, whether the probable causative infection is removed or not, but it is also true that iritis just

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