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Uveitis incidence in Jichi Medical University Hospital, Japan, during 2011-2015

Authors Takahashi R, Yoshida A, Inoda S, Okubo A, Kawashima H

Received 11 January 2017

Accepted for publication 29 April 2017

Published 15 June 2017 Volume 2017:11 Pages 1151—1156


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Review by Single anonymous peer review

Peer reviewer comments 4

Editor who approved publication: Dr Scott Fraser

Ryota Takahashi,1 Atsushi Yoshida,2 Satoru Inoda,3 Akira Okubo,4 Hidetoshi Kawashima5

1Department of Ophthalmology, Jichi Medical University, Shimotsuke, Tochigi, 2Division of Ophthalmology, The Cancer Institute Hospital of JFCR, Koto, Tokyo, 3Department of Ophthalmology, Jichi Medical University, Shimotsuke, Tochigi, 4Okubo Eye Clinic, Tochigi, 5Department of Ophthalmology, Jichi Medical University, Shimotsuke, Tochigi, Japan

Purpose: To investigate uveitis incidence of new patients who visited Jichi Medical University Hospital, Tochigi, north of Tokyo, during 2011–2015, and to compare the results with previously reported data from other facilities.
Methods: We retrospectively analyzed clinical records of new patients with uveitis from April 2011 to March 2015 and compared the uveitis incidence with those from other hospitals.
Results: A total of 502 patients were enrolled in the study; definite diagnoses were made in 262 patients (52.2%). The top 4 diseases were sarcoidosis, 47 patients (9.4%); Vogt–Koyanagi–Harada (VKH) disease, 35 patients (7.0%); herpetic iritis, 29 patients (5.8%); and Behçet’s disease, 21 patients (4.2%).
Conclusion: The most commonly diagnosed diseases in our study were sarcoidosis, VKH disease, herpetic iritis, and Behçet’s disease. Compared with the latest nationwide survey in Japan, our results showed similar trends.

Keywords: uveitis, Behçet’s disease, sarcoidosis, Vogt–Koyanagi–Harada disease, herpetic iritis, etiological analysis

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