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March 1957

Uveitis in Association with Rheumatism

Author Affiliations

San Francisco
From the Department of Ophthalmology and the Francis I. Proctor Foundation for Research in Ophthalmology, University of California School of Medicine.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1957;57(3):400-413. doi:10.1001/archopht.1957.00930050412012

This paper is concerned with the general manifestations of rheumatic diseases and their relationship to inflammations of the uveal tract. Its purpose is to present information on these diseases and to describe their association with the ocular disease as simply and briefly as is consistent with adequate coverage. It is our belief that inadequate attention has been paid to uveitis-arthritis syndromes in the American literature and that new attention should be focused on this aspect of uveitis in order to enable the ophthalmologist to systematize his thinking with regard to evaluation of the various uveitis cases he encounters in order to work with the general physician in their management. In spite of the lack of complete knowledge of the etiology of a number of forms of arthritis which are to be discussed, it is important to recognize their relationship to uveitis for the following reasons:

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