Uveitis as the initial clinical manifestation in patients with spondyloarthropathies.

  title={Uveitis as the initial clinical manifestation in patients with spondyloarthropathies.},
  author={Julia Fern{\'a}ndez-Mel{\'o}n and Santiago Mu{\~n}oz-Fern{\'a}ndez and Ventura Hidalgo and Gema Bonilla-Hern{\'a}n and Armel Schlincker and Ant{\'o}nio Fonseca and Jos{\'e} Mar{\'i}a Vi{\'e}itez and Emilio Mart{\'i}n-Mola},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  volume={31 3},
OBJECTIVE To investigate the frequency and pattern of presentation of uveitis as the first clinical manifestation to prompt diagnostic evaluation in patients with spondyloarthropathies (SpA). METHODS Patients with uveitis were attended simultaneously by ophthalmologists and rheumatologists in our Uveitis Clinic between June 1997 and October 2000. An established clinical protocol based on the pattern of uveitis and the patient's symptoms was used to determine diagnosis. Evaluation included… CONTINUE READING
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