Objective: To describe the inflammatory ocular manifestations in patients with diagnosis of spondyloarthropathies. Design: Descriptive study, longitudinal series of cases. Methods: In patients fulfilling inclusion criteria was carried out a complete ophthalmologic examination. The medical histories were revised. Data were registered in a previously built form. Results and conclusions: Frequency of uveitis, 37.5%;unilateral, 88.9%;and bilateral, 11.1%;not alternating, 88.9%;recurrence, 77.8%; anterior uveitis, 88.9%; cataracts were the main complication; in most of the patients the inflammation was resolved spontaneously; ocular inflammation usually was present after the beginning of the systemic symptoms. The most frequent spondyloarthropathy was ankylosing spondylitis in 58.3%. In conclusion, this study describes the connection between uveitis and spondyloarthropathies as given in the literature and it represents the first study showing this relationship behavior in Medellin, Colombia.
|Título traducido de la contribución||Uveitis in patients with diagnosis of seronegative spondyloarthropathies. Hospital Pablo Tobón Uribe, Medellín, Colombia|
|Número de páginas||4|
|Estado||Publicada - oct. 2007|