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Sudden visual loss in a child with juvenile idiopathic arthritis-related uveitis
  1. M E Zannin1,
  2. G Martini1,
  3. I Buscain1,
  4. I Čermàkovà1,
  5. A Suppiej1,
  6. R Manara2,
  7. F Zulian1
  1. 1
    Department of Pediatrics, University Hospital of Padua, Padua, Italy
  2. 2
    Department of Neuroradiology, University Hospital of Padua, Padua, Italy
  1. Dr M E Zannin, Department of Pediatrics, Via Giustiniani 3, 35128 Padua, Italy; ezannin{at}

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An 8-year-old Italian girl with early-onset oligo-juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) and bilateral anterior uveitis (AU), was treated at first with prednisone (0.5–1 mg/kg/day) and methotrexate (10 mg/m2/week), then, due to severe arthritis, with etanercept (0.4 mg/kg twice/week). Despite the improvement in arthritis, in 2 years’ time, the child underwent six relapses of bilateral AU with development of posterior synechiae and cystoid macular oedema (CMO).

Etanercept was then discontinued …

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