Treatment of chronic non-infectious uveitis and scleritis.

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_CEF6ECB55ECE
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Treatment of chronic non-infectious uveitis and scleritis.
Journal
Swiss medical weekly
Author(s)
Rossi D.C., Ribi C., Guex-Crosier Y.
ISSN
1424-3997 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0036-7672
Publication state
Published
Issued date
25/02/2019
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
149
Pages
w20025
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article ; Systematic Review
Publication Status: epublish
Abstract
Ocular inflammations such as uveitis and scleritis can lead to significant visual impairment if not treated properly. To limit potentially sight-threatening complications, good control of the inflammation in the acute phase is necessary. Corticosteroids have been the mainstay of ocular therapies for many years, but high doses of corticosteroids, which are required to maintain quiescence in severe uveitis, can be associated with many systemic and ocular complications. In order to limit steroid side-effects, classic immunosuppressant and immunobiologic agents have been widely used as steroid-sparing agents. In this review, we summarise the immunosuppressive drug therapy utilised in the treatment of ocular inflammatory diseases.
Keywords
Adrenal Cortex Hormones/adverse effects, Adrenal Cortex Hormones/therapeutic use, Azathioprine/therapeutic use, Cyclosporine/therapeutic use, Enzyme Inhibitors/therapeutic use, Immunosuppressive Agents/therapeutic use, Methotrexate/therapeutic use, Mycophenolic Acid/therapeutic use, Scleritis/drug therapy, Uveitis/drug therapy
Pubmed
Web of science
Open Access
Yes
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07/04/2019 17:08
Last modification date
20/08/2019 16:49
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