ID 111540
Author
Kase, Satoru Hokkaido University
Namba, Kenichi Hokkaido University
Horie, Yukihiro Hokkaido University
Kotake, Satoshi Hokkaido University
Ohno, Shigeaki Hokkaido University
Keywords
HLA-B27
uveitis
corticosteroid
vitreous hemorrhage
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
HLA-B27 associated uveitis is characterized by recurrent alternating acute unilateral attacks of intraocular inflammation in the anterior chamber. The aim of this study was to report an unusual case of repeated exacerbations with vitreous hemorrhage in HLA-B27 associated uveitis. Thirty four-year-old man was diagnosed as HLA-B27 associated uveitis in his right eye. He showed repeated exacerbation of ocular inflammation with retinal vein dilation and small retinal hemorrhage following vitreous hemorrhage. Fluorescein fundus angiography a week before the appearance of vitreous hemorrhage showed no neovascularization. Oral prednisolone administration was started from 40 mg/day with gradual tapering. About 3 weeks after the onset, most of the vitreous hemorrhage disappeared and visual acuity was improved to 20/20. Through the decreased vitreous hemorrhage, Weiss ring was detected later. The vitreous hemorrhage found in this patient is a severe exacerbation, and might be a consequence of the vitritis that leads to posterior vitreous detachment.
Journal Title
The Journal of Medical Investigation
ISSN
13496867
13431420
NCID
AA11166929
AA12022913
Publisher
Faculty of Medicine Tokushima University
Volume
54
Issue
3-4
Start Page
350
End Page
353
Sort Key
350
Published Date
2007-08
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language
eng
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