Family studies of ocular manifestations in arthritis.

  title={Family studies of ocular manifestations in arthritis.},
  author={Matti Saari and I Vuorre and Jorma M. Kaila and Reijo Lahti},
  journal={Canadian journal of ophthalmology. Journal canadien d'ophtalmologie},
  volume={13 3},
To determine the hereditary and clinical patterns, nine patients from three families with different systemic and ocular rheumatoid diseases were examined ophthalmologically and medically. Three types of HLA-B27 associated anterior uveitis were seen. While HLA-B27 linked genes predispose the carrier to acute anterior uveitis (AAU) frequently recurring or chronic anterior uveitis may develop if an immune-complex disease such as Rheumatoid arthritis coexists. Hereditary factors may dispose… CONTINUE READING

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