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Volume 32, Issue 3, September 2021




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Mediterr J Rheumatol 2021;32(3):273-5
Bilateral Recurrent Uveitis in a Young Patient with Family History of Spondyloarthritis: Spondyloarthritis or Not?
Authors Information

1. Department of Rheumatology, Clinical Immunology and Allergy, University of Crete School of Medicine, Heraklion, Greece

2. Nephrology, Heraklion University Hospital, Heraklion, Greece

3. Nephropathology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece

 N Kougkas, K Stylianou, G Bertsias 

Abstract

Cite this article as: Kougkas N, Avgoustidis N, Dermitzaki E-K, Gakiopoulou H, Stylianou K, Bertsias G. Bilateral Recurrent Uveitis in a Young Patient with Family History of Spondyloarthritis: Spondyloarthritis or Not? Mediterr J Rheumatol 2021;32(3):273-5.

We present the case of a young man with a strong family history of SpA, who was referred to the Rheumatology Clinic due to bilateral uveitis refractory to treatment with corticosteroids. The patient’s renal function gradually deteriorated and a subsequent biopsy was positive for interstitial nephritis. After excluding all other systemic diseases, the diagnosis of TINU syndrome was confirmed. Although rare, TINU syndrome should be considered in the differential diagnosis of non-infective uveitis especially in the presence of urinalysis abnormalities.

Article Submitted: 31 Jul 2020; Revised Form: 12 Nov 2020; Article Accepted: 13 Nov 2020; Available Online: 30 Sep 2021

https://doi.org/10.31138/mjr.32.3.273

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC-BY). 

 ©Kougkas N, Avgoustidis N, Dermitzaki E-K, Gakiopoulou H, Stylianou K, Bertsias G.