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TitlePediatric uveitis in Taiwan, a long-term multicenter retrospective study
PurposeTo define the clinical manifestations in pediatric patients with uveitis.
MethodsMulticenter retrospective review from major uveitis referral centers in Taiwan.
ResultsOne hundred and twenty-six pediatric patients were included in the study. Among all forms of pediatric uveitis, anterior uveitis being most common, and juvenile idiopathic arthritis-associated uveitis is the most frequent among children in Taiwan. Treatment of uveitis in children is more difficult for various reasons, and side effects of treatment tend to be more disturbing for children and less well tolerated than by adults.
ConclusionSince long-term sequelae of suboptimal therapy will have a devastating effect for the young patients and their parents, eye specialists should be especially mindful of this special patient group.
Conflict of interestNo
Author 1
Last nameLEE
Initials of first name(s)YC
DepartmentOphthalmology, Hualien Tzu Chi Hospital
Author 2
Last nameTaiwan Uveitis Study Group
Initials of first name(s)TUSG