Anterior uveitis as presenting sign of myeloproliferative disease

Guy J. Ben-Simon*, Irina S. Barequet

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An 83-year-old woman was admitted to the hospital with anterior uveitis in her left eye. Physical examination and laboratory studies revealed a myeloproliferative disorder. Anterior chamber tap showed acellular proteinaceous material negative for Philadelphia chromosome. Treatment with hydroxyurea was begun, but the patient did not return for follow-up. The patient died 10 months after diagnosis. Anterior uveitis with hypopyon may be an ocular manifestation of myeloproliferative disorder.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)62-64
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Ophthalmology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2003
Externally publishedYes


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