Clinical Rheumatology

, Volume 34, Issue 6, pp 999–1002 | Cite as

Uveitis in spondyloarthritis including psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and inflammatory bowel disease

  • James T. RosenbaumEmail author
Original Article


Uveitis is a common complication of spondyloarthritis. The “phenotype” of the uveitis characteristic of ankylosing spondylitis (sudden onset, anterior, unilateral, recurrent, more often male) may differ from the phenotype often seen with either psoriatic arthritis or inflammatory bowel disease (insidious onset, anterior and intermediate, bilateral, chronic, and/or more often female). The frequency of uveitis is also much greater in association with ankylosing spondylitis than with either inflammatory bowel disease or psoriasis. Uveitis may affect the choice of therapy and can rarely be a complication of therapy. Uveitis and arthritis also co-exist in several animal models.


Ankylosing spondylitis Crohn’s disease HLA B27 Iritis Psoriatic arthritis Ulcerative colitis Uveitis 


Conflict of interest



The author has consulted for Abbvie, UCB, Allergan, EMD Serono, Novartis, Regeneron, Xoma, Santen, Genentech, and Sanofi.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Casey Eye InstituteOregon Health & Science UniversityPortlandUSA
  2. 2.Legacy Devers Eye InstitutePortlandUSA

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