Only 17% of patients with uveitis receive systemic disease evaluation, diagnoses

DESTIN, Fla. — Despite the common association with autoimmune diseases, just 17% of patients with uveitis are evaluated for, or diagnosed with, a systemic autoimmune disease when receiving ophthalmology care, according to a presenter at the 2019 North American Young Rheumatology Investigator Forum.
“As you know, uveitis is the most common inflammatory eye disease, and it is frequently associated with systemic autoimmune diseases,” Nancy S. Harrison, MD, a fellow at the the University of Mississippi Medical Center, told attendees. “The prevalence is difficult to

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