Ebola Uveitis

Aaron Lindeke-Myers, Steven Yeh, Jessica G. Shantha

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The West African Ebola virus disease (EVD) is found primarily within Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone. EVD is an acute, viral hemorrhagic fever characterized by severe fevers, diarrhea, vomiting, dehydration, and a high case fatality rate. After recovery from acute EVD, survivors are at high risk of uveitis, among other systemic sequelae. The prevalence of uveitis has been estimated between 25% and 33%. The patient described is a Liberian patient who survived EVD and subsequently developed bilateral, asynchronous panuveitis after discharge from the Ebola treatment unit. Her ocular complications included corneal edema, keratic precipitates, posterior synechiae, and vitreous opacity, leading to bilateral, severe vision loss. Her clinical course and management are summarized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationClinical Cases in Uveitis
Subtitle of host publicationDifferential Diagnosis and Management
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9780323695411
StatePublished - Jan 1 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • Ebola virus disease
  • Panuveitis
  • Posterior synechiae
  • Viral hemorrhagic fever
  • West Africa

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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