Epidemiological characteristics of uveitis in Switzerland

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Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
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Publications
Institution
Title
Epidemiological characteristics of uveitis in Switzerland
Journal
International Ophthalmology
Author(s)
Tran  V. T., Auer  C., Guex-Crosier  Y., Pittet  N., Herbort  C. P.
ISSN
0165-5701 (Print)
Publication state
Published
Issued date
1994
Volume
18
Number
5
Pages
293-8
Notes
Journal Article
Abstract
Since January 1990, data from uveitis patients have been systematically stored in a computer data bank. During the period from January 1990 to March 1993, 435 new patients (185 female and 250 male, mean age 43 years; range 6-92) were seen at the Uveitis Clinic of the Hopital Jules Gonin. These 435 patients (630 eyes) were subdivided into anterior uveitis (268 patients--62%), intermediate uveitis (47 patients--11%), posterior uveitis (89 patients--20%) and panuveitis (31 patients--7%). The incidence of uveitis for the referral area considered was calculated to be 17 per 100,000 inhabitants per year. A specific diagnosis was found in 312 cases (72%). The most frequently diagnosed entities were HLA-B27-associated acute anterior uveitis (67 cases--15.4%), uveitis associated with acute herpes zoster ophthalmicus (40 cases--9.2%), toxoplasmosis (39 cases--9%), typical pars planitis (29 cases--6.7%), sarcoidosis (29 cases--6.7%), Fuchs' heterochromic cyclitis (27 cases--6.2%), herpetic anterior uveitis (21 cases--4.8%) and acute retinal necrosis (11 cases--2.5%). Incidence and distribution of most disease entities correspond to those of other European series.
Keywords
Adolescent Adult Age Distribution Aged Aged, 80 and over Child Female HLA-B27 Antigen/analysis Humans Incidence Male Middle Aged Sex Distribution Switzerland/epidemiology Uveitis/classification/*epidemiology/etiology
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