Manifestações oculares na artrite reumatóide juvenil

Manifestações oculares na artrite reumatóide juvenil


Norma Allemann,
Cláudio Luiz Lottenberg,
Luísa H. P. Araújo,
José Goldenberg,
Mariza Toledo de Abreu


Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia

versão impressa ISSN 0004-2749versão On-line ISSN 1678-2925

Arq. Bras. Oftalmol. vol.56 no.5 São Paulo out. 1993


Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) is a chronic arthritic disease eventually associated with anterior chronic uveitis, usually assimptomatic but potentially debilitating. In a follow-up study of 77 children with JRA attended in the Department of Rheumatology of Escola Paulista de Medicina, São Paulo, uveitis was associated with JRA in 10,4% of the cases; and considering only the pauciarticular onset JRA, the association was 62,5%. Rheumatoid factor was negative in 87,5% of the cases of uveitis associated with JRA and antinuclear antibodies were present in great number of patients with normal ocular examination (5,8%). The ocular manifestations were in 100% of the cases a chronic anterior non granulomatous uveitis with or without its complications (present in 62,5% of the patients with ocular involvement). The importance of the ophthalmological examination on routine is demonstrated, in order to introduce treatment earlier and diminish the occurrence of secondary complications


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