Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug therapy in chronic childhood iridocyclitis

Am J Dis Child. 1988 Dec;142(12):1289-92. doi: 10.1001/archpedi.1988.02150120043036.


The adjunctive use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for the treatment of chronic iridocyclitis was evaluated in 14 patients, eight with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and six with idiopathic iridocyclitis. In all patients, the activity of the iridocyclitis improved with the addition of NSAIDs to their treatment regimens, permitting reduction in the dose of corticosteroid drugs. These data suggest that NSAID therapy may have an adjunctive role in the treatment of chronic iridocyclitis in childhood.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adrenal Cortex Hormones / administration & dosage
  • Adrenal Cortex Hormones / therapeutic use
  • Adult
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal / administration & dosage
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal / therapeutic use*
  • Arthritis, Juvenile / drug therapy*
  • Child
  • Chronic Disease
  • Drug Therapy, Combination
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Uveitis, Anterior / drug therapy*


  • Adrenal Cortex Hormones
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal