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What infections can cause uveitis?

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They include:

It’s rare, but you can also get uveitis after fungal or parasite infections like histoplasmosis or toxoplasmosis.

  • Herpes simplex virus, which causes cold sores
  • Varicella zoster virus, which causes chickenpox and shingles
  • Tuberculosis (TB), caused by bacteria you can breathe in
  • Cytomegalovirus (CMV), a common virus that often has no symptoms. It can cause uveitis in people with weak immune systems.
  • Mumps
  • West Nile virus
  • Lyme disease
  • Cat-scratch disease
  • AIDS
  • Syphilis

From: Is Uveitis a Symptom of Something Else? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Eye Institute: “Facts About Uveitis.”

American Academy of Ophthalmology.

National Health Services UK: “Uveitis: Causes.”

MayoClinic.org: “Uveitis.”

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on November 16, 2018

SOURCES:

National Eye Institute: “Facts About Uveitis.”

American Academy of Ophthalmology.

National Health Services UK: “Uveitis: Causes.”

MayoClinic.org: “Uveitis.”

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on November 16, 2018

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