Uveitis in childhood--Part III. Posterior

Ann Ophthalmol. 1989 Jan;21(1):23-8.


Toxoplasma, nematodes, and cytomegalovirus are the most common causes of uveitis in children involving the posterior pole. Discussion of treatment and management is detailed. Rubella retinitis and subacute sclerosing panencephalitis are specific entities which are limited in their initial presentation in children. Panuveitis including sympathetic ophthalmia, Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada, and Behçet's syndromes, while relatively rare in their occurrence, demand early treatment intervention. Specific antimicrobial therapy and adrenocorticosteroids as well as therapeutic suggestions are also included. This is the last part of a three-part series of articles.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Toxocariasis / complications
  • Toxocariasis / pathology
  • Toxocariasis / therapy
  • Toxoplasmosis, Ocular / complications
  • Toxoplasmosis, Ocular / pathology
  • Toxoplasmosis, Ocular / therapy
  • Uveitis* / drug therapy
  • Uveitis* / etiology