LAWRENCE M. RYAN, M.D.; FRANKLIN KOZIN, M.D.; RICHARD EIFERMAN, M.D.
Anterior nongranulomatous uveitis is of uncertain origin in most instances. The recent finding of an increased prevalence of HLA B27 in patients with isolated anterior uveitis or uveitis associated with sacroiliitis has defined a specific subgroup of such patients (1). We describe a patient in whom uveitis was associated with cutaneous vasculitis and cryoglobulinemia, suggesting that a circulating immune complex etiopathogenesis may exist in certain patients with anterior uveitis.
A 42-year-old woman was well until June 1974, when she developed a papular erythematous, but nonpruritic, skin rash. Treatment with corticosteroids and a variety of antihistamines provided no relief. In August
RYAN LM, KOZIN F, EIFERMAN R. Immune Complex Uveitis: A Case. Ann Intern Med. 1978;88:62–63. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-88-1-62
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