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M.R. Ponce-Contreras, D. Will, C. Samson, P. Latkany; Characteristics of Posterior Uveitis in a Medicaid Based Clinic . Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2003;44(13):2379.
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Purpose: Describe the characteristics of patients with posterior uveitis in a primarily Medicaid-population hospital specialty clinic. Method: An ongoing retrospective chart review of patients with posterior uveitis. Results: The age range is from 3 to 72 years, with a mean age of 33. The most commonly affected ethnic groups in our clinic are Afro-Americans (47%) and Hispanics (32.3%). Men and women are affected equally, 50% each group. Seventy three percent have bilateral involvement. The most common etiologies were Toxoplasmosis chorioretinitis (26.5%), and CMV retinitis (11.8%). Other entities include VKH, sarcoid, CMV, bartonellosis and sympathetic-associated panuveitis. Thirty-three percent of cases were idiopathic. Infectious etiologies account for 44% of the patients. Conclusions: The patients with posterior uveitis in this clinic population have characteristics similar to clinic populations in other published uveitis epidemiologic studies however, our results differ from other published series by equal sex distribution. These results acknowledge that sample populations will influence characteristics of an epidemiologic uveitis cohort.
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