Familial uveitis

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Familial uveitis is a term that when used broadly indicates the existence of uveitis within a family. However, the presence of familial uveitis in a patient is not always informative with respect to diagnosis or predicting outcomes, and conversely, a particular uveitic diagnosis (with few exceptions) cannot predict the presence of uveitis in other family members. While some rare forms of uveitis clearly have a predominant genetic component, in most observations of familial uveitis, it is difficult, if not impossible on a case-by-case basis, to sort out the specific contributions of genetic factors versus environmental influences.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIntraocular Inflammation
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9783540753872
ISBN (Print)9783540753858
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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