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November 1990

Yersinia Infection in Acute Anterior Uveitis

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Bristol, England

Arch Ophthalmol. 1990;108(11):1515-1516. doi:10.1001/archopht.1990.01070130017005

To the Editor.  —I read with interest the article by Wakefield and colleagues in the February 1990 issue of the Archives.1 This well-conducted study found evidence of previous Yersinia infection in 12 of 28 consecutive patients with anterior uveitis.Cafferkey, Eustace, and I2 previously reported serologic evidence of this infection in 13 of 54 patients with anterior uveitis who were surveyed. Wakefield and colleagues did not refer to our work and I am writing to provide the reference for interested readers.In serologic testing, we used tube saline agglutination tests, and not the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay method used by Wakefield and colleagues. However, the similar results emphasize that this condition may be widely undiagnosed in patients with acute anterior uveitis

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