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Which medical issues can cause uveitis?

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  • AIDS
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Behcet's disease
  • Cat-scratch disease
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Cytomegalovirus (CMV)
  • Eye injury
  • Fungal or parasite infections
  • Herpes simplex virus, which causes cold sores
  • Lyme disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Mumps
  • Psoriasis
  • Reactive arthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Syphilis
  • Tuberculosis (TB), caused by bacteria you can breathe in
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Varicella zoster virus, which causes chickenpox and shingles
  • West Nile virus

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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