Research Article

An unusual uveitis in Tanzanian children.

BMJ 1989; 299 doi: (Published 05 August 1989) Cite this as: BMJ 1989;299:355
  1. D. Yorston,
  2. A. Foster,
  3. J. Treharne
  1. Mvumi Hospital, Tanzania.


    In 1982-7, 254 children with panuveitis were seen at Mvumi Hospital, Tanzania, representing 56% of all cases of uveitis seen. Half were aged under 2. No consistent abnormality accounted for the uveitis and it resolved spontaneously over 6-12 weeks. A trial of prednisolone was performed in 30 children: 18 showed improvement by four weeks compared with 20 of 35 controls given only topical steroids and mydriatics.