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March 1981

Sarcoidosis and Ocular Disease in a Young Child: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Ophthalmology (Drs Cohen and Peiffer), Pathology (Dr Peiffer), and Pediatrics (Dr Powell), University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1981;99(3):422-424. doi:10.1001/archopht.1981.03930010424004

• Uveitis in the very young child may be a manifestation of sarcoidosis. A case of sarcoidosis with intraocular inflammation that occurred in a child 2 years 7 months old is reported. The diagnosis was supported by biopsy of uncommon bulbar conjunctival nodules. Knowledge by the ophthalmologists that this disease can occur in children younger than 5 years of age may be crucial to the establishment of proper diagnosis.

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