The etiologic and demographic features of uveitis in a tertiary center/Ucuncu basamak merkeze basvuran uveit hastalarinin etiyolojik ve demografik ozellikleri

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Authors: Kubra Serefoglu Cabuk, Muhittin Taskapili, Mehmet Akcay, Ahmet Kirgiz, Metin Mert and Tolga Yilmaz
Date: June 2013
From: Istanbul Medical Journal(Vol. 14, Issue 2)
Publisher: AVES
Document Type: Article
Length: 3,480 words
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Objective: To identify etiologic and demographic features of uveitis cases seen at the Bagcilar Education and Research Hospital in Turkey and to compare them with other studies. Methods: A retrospective clinical review of a series of 65 uveitis cases was carried out at the Bagcilar Education and Research Hospital in Turkey. The patients had complete ophthalmic and medical examinations. The age and sex of the patients, anatomic localization, etiology, and laterality of the uveitis were analyzed. Laboratory studies were requested whenever indicated. Results: A total of 65 patients aged between 10 and 70 years old were included in our study. 31 (48%) patients were female and 34 (52%) were male. Idiopathic uveitis accounted for the majority of all cases (n = 15, 23%). Behcet's disease was the second most common diagnosis (n = 15, 23%), followed by HLA-B27 associated uveitis (n = 7, 11%). Anterior uveitis was the most common anatomical form (n = 32, 49%), followed by panuveitis (n = 23, 36%). Unilateral involvement was observed in 57% of cases. Conclusion: The etiologic and demographic features of uveitis vary according to geographical location. The most frequently seen form of uveitis in our clinic is idiopathic. Behcet's disease, the most commonly found etiologic disease, is followed, respectively, by HLA-B27 positive and ankylosing spondylitis. Larger studies are required to ascertain the exact etiologic and demographic distribution of uveitis in our country. Key Words: Demography, etiology, uveitis Amac: Bagcilar Egitim ve Arastirma Hastanesine basvuran uveit hastalarinin etiyolojik ve demografik ozelliklerini saptayarak diger calismalarla kiyaslamak. Yontemler: Bagcilar Egitim ve Arastirma Hastanesi'nde takip edilen 65 uveit vakasinin kayitlari geriye donuk olarak incelendi. Tum hastalara rutin muayene ve tam oftalmolojik muayene yapildi. Hastalarin yasi ve cinsiyeti, uveitin anatomik yerlesimi, etyolojisi ve tutulum tarafi degerlendirildi. Gerektiginde laboratuvar yontemlerinden yararlanildi. Bulgular: Calisma kapsamina alinan yaslari 10 ile 70 arasinda degisen 65 uveit hastasinin 31'i kadin (%48), 34'u erkek (%52) idi. Etiyolojik incelemede en sik tani idyopatik uveit idi (n = 15, %23). Bunu ikinci sirada Behcet hastaligi (n = 15, %23) ve ucuncu sirada HLA-B27 pozitifligi ile iliskili uveit takip etmekteydi (n = 7, En sik anatomik tutulum on uveit idi (n = 32, %49). ikinci siklikta ise panuveit yer almaktaydi (n = 23, %36). Hastalarin %57'sinde tek tarafli tutulum mevcuttu. Sonuc: Uveitin etiyolojik ve demografik ozellikleri, cografik bolgelere gore farklilik gostermektedir. Klinigimizde en sik gorulen uveit formu idyopatiktir. Etiyolojide ise en sik saptanan Behcet hastaligini sirasiyla; HLA-B27 pozitifligi ve ankilozan spondilit takipetmektedir. Uveitin ulkemizdeki etiyolojik ve demografik dagilimini tam olarak ortaya koymak icin daha genis vaka serilerine ihtiyac vardir. Anahtar Kelimeler: Demografi, etiyoloji, uveit

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Cabuk, Kubra Serefoglu, et al. "The etiologic and demographic features of uveitis in a tertiary center/Ucuncu basamak merkeze basvuran uveit hastalarinin etiyolojik ve demografik ozellikleri." Istanbul Medical Journal, vol. 14, no. 2, 2013, p. 97+. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.
  

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