Neoplastic Masquerade Syndromes among Uveitis Patients – Accepted Manuscript

Abstract: Purpose: To identify the demographic and clinical characteristics, along with the frequency, of neoplastic masquerade syndromes in a tertiary uveitis clinic.Design: A retrospective observational cohort.Methods: Demographic and clinical data on all patients presenting to the National Eye Institute (NEI) with uveitis between 2004-2012 were used to compare neoplastic masquerade syndromes and uveitis.Results: A total of 853 patients presenting with uveitis were identified. Of these, 21 (2.5%) were diagnosed with neoplastic masquerade syndromes. The average age at presentation of masquerade syndrome patients was 57 years (median: 55, range: 38-78), for uveitis 42 years (median: 43, range: 3-98) (p=0.0003). There were (Read more...)

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