Journal article

Clinical Features of Scleritis Across the Asia-Pacific Region

Joshua Lane, Ethan Nyugen, Julie Morrison, Lyndell Lime, Richard Stawell, Lauren Hodgson, Muhammad Amir Bin Ismail, Ho Su Ling, Stephen Teoh, Rupesh Agrawal, Padmamalini Mahendradas, Parvathi Hari, Poornachandra B Gowda, Ankush Kawali, Peter J McCluskey

Ocular Immunology and Inflammation | TAYLOR & FRANCIS INC | Published : 2019

Abstract

PURPOSE: To examine the spectrum of scleritis in four tertiary institutions across the Asia-Pacific. METHODS: Clinical records from 354 patients were reviewed from centers in Australia, Singapore, and India, excluding those with insufficient data (n = 24). RESULTS: Indian patients presented younger (41.5 ± 13.4 years) than Australians (50.8 ± 17.5) and Singaporeans (48.6 ± 15.9), with fewer women (49% vs 62%/57%). Diffuse disease was universally most common. Autoimmune and infectious disease proportions were similar in Australia (31%/10.3%) and Singapore (27.5%/8.3%) but reversed in India (8.3%/30%). Necrotizing scleritis was most frequently associated with infection (27.3%). Presumed ocular..

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