Recurrent bilateral retinal vasculitis as a manifestation of post-streptococcal uveitis syndrome.

Jinu Han, Sung Chul Lee, Won Kyung Song

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Abstract

We report a case of post-streptococcal uveitis mainly presenting with bilateral recurrent retinal vasculitis in Korea. A 14-year-old Asian female presented with decreased visual acuity of 20 / 30 in the right eye and 20 / 25 in the left eye. The patient had a history of glomerulonephritis nine months before onset of uveitis. The manifestation of uveitis was predominantly retinal vasculitis. We presumed post-streptococcal uveitis because probable streptococcal infection was confirmed by anti-streptolysin O titer elevation. With topical and oral steroid treatments, the patient experienced complete vision recovery. Post-streptococcal uveitis occurs rarely and mostly involves young patients in the form of non-granulomatous anterior uveitis. However, as this case shows, it may primarily involve the posterior uvea without anterior inflammation and may recur.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)309-311
Number of pages3
JournalKorean journal of ophthalmology : KJO
Volume26
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Aug

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Retinal Vasculitis
Uveitis
Uvea
Anterior Uveitis
Streptococcal Infections
Korea
Glomerulonephritis
Visual Acuity
Steroids
Inflammation

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In: Korean journal of ophthalmology : KJO, Vol. 26, No. 4, 08.2012, p. 309-311.

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