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October 1953

ENDOGENOUS UVEITIS IN CHILDREN: Associated Band-Shaped Keratopathy and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Wisconsin Medical School, and the State of Wisconsin General Hospital.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1953;50(4):443-454. doi:10.1001/archopht.1953.00920030451004

IT IS difficult to evaluate the incidence of endogenous uveitis in children. Many excellent texts do not even mention the age incidence of uveitis, and few adequate statistics are given in the literature. Basing a judgment on the statistics that have been presented, one must conclude that active uveitus is not often seen before the late teens. Blegvad,1 in 1941, in a series of 896 patients with iridocyclitis, found only 20 to be under the age of 15 years. In Guyton and Woods's2 careful study, published the same year, only 7 of 562 patients with uveitis were 9 years of age or less, while 59 patients were aged 10 through 19 years, more of these being probably in the second half of the second decade than in the first. Marchesani,3 in 1949, found 17 of 451 patients with iridocyclitis to be under the age of 15 years.

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