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September 1964


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US Army Hospital Fort Sill, Okla 73505

Arch Ophthalmol. 1964;72(3):449-450. doi:10.1001/archopht.1964.00970020449028

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Dr. Perkins' letter was referred to Dr. Acers, offers the following reply.

To the Editor:  Dr. Perkins' letter brings out several most valid and pertinent points. First, he is entirely correct in his statistical analysis of the "relevant" group of patients with posterior chorioretinitis and positive dye test. I misinterpreted his initial presentation and did include all cases with a positive dye-test titer regardless of site of involvement, that is, anterior, posterior, and panuveitis. Perhaps a brief abstract of this statistical presentation is in order for summary and clarification. Dr. Perkins' combined series of patients included a total of 164 uveitis cases. Of this total number of patients 60 presented with an active posterior uveitis. Forty-four patients in this group presented with posterior uveitis and a positive toxoplasmosis dye test. No definitive description of these posterior lesions is given. Twenty-nine of these patients are then discussed in regard to

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