Uveitis pp 159-164 | Cite as

Etiology of Recurrent Clinical Uveitis. Cell Surface Markers on Vitreous Lymphocytes

  • H. J. Kaplan
  • T. M. Aaberg
  • R. H. Keller
Conference paper
Part of the Deutsche Ophthalmologische Gesellschaft Bericht über die 78. Zusammenkunft in Kiel 1980 book series (OPHTHALMOLOG, volume 78)

Summary

Nine patients with chronic uveitis were studied to determine the cell surface characteristics of their vitreous mononuclear cells. B-lymphocytes and macrophages were detected, but not T-lymphocytes. The absence of T-lymphocytes within the vitreous cavity of such eyes suggests that recurrent uveitis may be a disorder of immunoregulation.

Ätiologie der rückläufigen klinischen Uveitis: Zelloberflächenmarkierungen bei glasartigen Lymphozyten

Zusammenfassung

Neun Patienten mit chronischer Uveitis wurden untersucht, um die Merkmale der Zelloberfläche ihrer glasartigen, mononuklearen Zellen zu bestimmen. Es wurden B-Lymphozyten und Makrophagen festgestellt, jedoch keine T-Lymphozyten. Die Abwesenheit von T-Lymphozyten innerhalb der glasartigen Höhle solcher Augen deutet darauf hin, daß rückläufige Uveitis eine Störung der Immunregulation sein könnte.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. J. Kaplan
    • 1
  • T. M. Aaberg
    • 2
  • R. H. Keller
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. of OphthalmologyEmory UniversityAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.Dept. of OphthalmologyMedical College of WisconsinMilwaukeeUSA
  3. 3.Molecular Immunology Lab., Research Service, Wood V. A. Medical Center, Section of Hematology, Dept. of PediatricsMedical College of WisconsinMilwaukeeUSA

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