Evaluation of patients with scleritis for systemic disease.

@article{Akpek2004EvaluationOP,
  title={Evaluation of patients with scleritis for systemic disease.},
  author={Esen Karamursel Akpek and Jennifer E. Thorne and Faqir A Qazi and Diana V. Do and Douglas A. Jabs},
  journal={Ophthalmology},
  year={2004},
  volume={111 3},
  pages={501-6}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the relationship between associated medical conditions and scleritis-particularly, the timing of the diagnosis of these diseases. DESIGN Retrospective case series. PARTICIPANTS Patients with scleritis presenting to a single center over an 18-year period. METHODS Medical records were reviewed for the presence of an associated infectious or rheumatic disease and for the timing of the diagnosis of the systemic disease relative to the presentation for evaluation of the… CONTINUE READING

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