Vigilance needed in screening juvenile patients for uveitis

FORT WORTH, Texas — Uveitis among young patients with oligoarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis is often asymptomatic, but comes with a very high morbidity, which means rheumatology providers and nurses have to “make a decision” about their vigilance in screening for the disease, according to Kristen Lee, MD, of the New York University School of Medicine.
“Uveitis in this population is asymptomatic, meaning that if the kids don’t complain, you don’t see anything,” Lee told attendees at the Rheumatology Nurses Society Annual Conference. “So,

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