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Emerging Infectious Uveitis

  • Soon-Phaik Chee
  • Moncef Khairallah

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. François Willermain, Yves Van Laethem, Laure Caspers
    Pages 1-7
  3. Emerging Bacterial Infections

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. Sana Khochtali, Sonia Attia, Moncef Khairallah
      Pages 27-34
    3. Sara J. Haug, Emmett T. Cunningham Jr.
      Pages 35-42
    4. Pia Allegri, Carl P. Herbort Jr.
      Pages 43-56
    5. Andre L. Curi, Rim Kahloun
      Pages 57-63
    6. Amod Gupta, Reema Bansal
      Pages 65-78
    7. S. R. Rathinam
      Pages 79-85
  4. Emerging Viral Infections

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Soon-Phaik Chee, Aliza Jap
      Pages 95-109
    3. Nesrine Abroug, Bechir Jelliti, Salim Ben Yahia, Moncef Khairallah
      Pages 111-118
    4. Padmamalini Mahendradas
      Pages 119-124
    5. Soon-Phaik Chee, Aliza Jap
      Pages 125-137
    6. Rim Kahloun, Imen Ksiaa, Sonia Zaouali
      Pages 139-142
    7. Koju Kamoi, Manabu Mochizuki
      Pages 143-148
    8. Sunao Sugita, Tomoyuki Inoue
      Pages 149-154
  5. Emerging Parasitic Infections

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. Kalpana Babu, Moupia Mukhopadhyay, Krishna R. Murthy
      Pages 157-162
    3. Jyotirmay Biswas, Nishat Bansal
      Pages 163-175
  6. Emerging Fungal Infections

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Julie Gueudry, Bahram Bodaghi
      Pages 179-190
    3. Avni V. Patel, Dean Eliott
      Pages 191-197
    4. Maurício Maia, Juliana Prazeres, Bruno de Paula Freitas, João Rafael de Oliveira Dias, Camila V. Ventura, Rubens Belfort Jr.
      Pages 199-203

About this book


This book reviews the various emerging infectious diseases that show a significant association with uveitis, describing and explaining their ocular manifestations with the aid of color illustrations. In addition, it presents brief reports of further emerging infections that are associated with uveitis in rare cases. The coverage is wide ranging, encompassing diverse emerging bacterial, viral, parasitic, and fungal infections. Individual chapters are also devoted to important re-emergent diseases such as syphilis and tuberculosis, with the focus on new data on epidemiology, diagnosis, and management.     

Emerging infectious diseases are defined as “those whose incidence in humans has increased within the past two decades or threatens to increase in the near future”. Emergence may be due to the spread of a new agent, to the recognition of an infection that has been present in the population but has gone undetected, or to the realization that an established disease has an infectious origin. This book will be an invaluable source of information on all aspects of uveitis in these diseases.


Bacterial infections Eye infections Fungal infections Parasitic infections Viral infections

Editors and affiliations

  • Soon-Phaik Chee
    • 1
  • Moncef Khairallah
    • 2
  1. 1.Singapore National Eye CenterSingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.Department of OphthalmologyFattouma Bourguiba University Hospital, Faculty of MedicineMonastirTunisia

About the editors

Chee Soon Phaik, MD, is a Professor at Duke-National University of Singapore Graduate Medical School. Dr. Chee graduated in Medicine and Surgery from the National University of Singapore in 1984. She gained her Master of Medicine Ophthalmology from the university in 1989 and in the same year was elected as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow; Fellow of the College of Ophthalmologists (UK); and Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Dr. Chee joined the Singapore National Eye Centre in 1991; she was appointed Head of the Uveitis Service there in 2000 and as Associate Professor in the Ophthalmology Department of National University of Singapore in 2003. In January 2014 she was appointed Head of the Cataract Research Group at Singapore Eye Research Institute. Dr. Chee is the recipient of various awards, including, in 2007, an American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement award. She has been a member of the International Uveitis Study Group since 2002 and is currently President of the Asia-Pacific Intraocular Inflammation Study Group (APIISG) and a member of the IOIS International Council. She has served on a number of editorial boards, including most recently those of Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery and Ocular Inflammation and Immunology. Dr. Chee is the author of 165 publications in refereed international journals. She was Editor in Chief for the Atlas of Ocular Inflammation (Elsevier, 2007) and for Essential Ophthalmology: A Guide for General Practitioners and Family Physicians (2012).

Moncef Khairallah, MD, is Professor of Ophthalmology at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Monastir, Tunisia and Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at Fattouma Bourguiba University Hospital, Monastir. From 2000 to 2004 he was Director of the Tunisian residency program in Ophthalmology and in 2005 he received an Achievement Award from the American Academy of Oph

thalmology. He is an Expert Member of the Vision and Hearing Loss Expert Group (Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study Group; GBD Study). Dr. Khairallah has participated in various international collaborative studies and trials and has been an invited speaker at many international meetings and courses. He is a member of the editorial board of International Ophthalmology and Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology and is a reviewing editor for Ocular Immunology and Inflammation. He is a member of the executive boards of the International Ocular Inflammation Society and the Society of Ophthalmo-Immunoinfectiology in Europe and an elected member of the International Uveitis Study Group and the Club Jules Gonin. Dr. Khairallah is the scientific co-editor of three previous books and the forthcoming Springer volume Ocular Infections (series: Essentials in Ophthalmology). He has authored more than 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals and over 50 book chapters.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Emerging Infectious Uveitis
  • Editors Soon-Phaik Chee
    Moncef Khairallah
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-23415-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-79480-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-23416-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VI, 203
  • Number of Illustrations 8 b/w illustrations, 60 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Ophthalmology
    Infectious Diseases
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