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Abstract - A case with chronic hepatitis B and anterior uveitis - Is there any connection?
Şükran Köse, Süheyla Serin Senger, Gülsün Çavdar, Gürsel Ersan

 

A case with chronic hepatitis B and anterior uveitis - Is there any connection?

Şükran Köse, Süheyla Serin Senger, Gülsün Çavdar, Gürsel Ersan

Tepecik Education and Research Hospital, Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology Dept., Izmir, Turkey

ABSTRACT

Acute anterior uveitis is an intraocular inflammation and the responsible factors of its pathogenesis are mostly unknown. Some viruses such as HSV, CMV and VZV may be implicated in the etiology. Noninfectious uveitis is thought to be autoimmune. Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection may cause multiple complications, which are thought to be immune system mediated. Recently, some studies suggested that HBV could be one of the triggers for uveitis.

In this paper we present an anterior uveitis case developed in a woman who has had a chronic HBV infection. The reason for uveitis was unknown and we considered HBV as possible etiologic agent. J Microbiol Infect Dis 2011;1 (2):78-79

Key words: Anterior uveitis, HBV, relationship

Volume 01, Number 02 (2011)