Other Names for this Disease
- Inflammation of the whole uveal tract
- Total uveitis
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Panuveitis can be associated with an underlying condition, or it may occur by itself without the cause being known (idiopathic). The signs and symptoms are due to inflammatory responses inside the eye. Possible causes may include an attack from the body's own immune system (autoimmunity); an infection or tumor within the eye or in another part of the body; injury to the eye; and toxins that may penetrate the eye. Specific conditions that have been associated with panuveitis include tuberculosis; Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada syndrome; sympathetic ophthalmia; Behcet's disease; and sarcoidosis.
Last updated: 7/22/2014
- Kierstan Boyd. What is uveitis?. American Academy of Ophthalmology. March 1, 2014; http://www.geteyesmart.org/eyesmart/diseases/uveitis/index.cfm. Accessed 7/22/2014.
- Facts About Uveitis. National Eye Institute. August, 2011; http://www.nei.nih.gov/health/uveitis/uveitis.asp. Accessed 7/22/2014.
- Reema Bansal, Vishali Gupta, and Amod Gupta. Current approach in the diagnosis and management of panuveitis. Indian Journal of Ophthalmology. Jan-Feb, 2010; 58(1):45-54. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2841373/. Accessed 7/22/2014.