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dc.contributor.authorMack, HG
dc.contributor.authorTien, MC-H
dc.contributor.authorWhite, OB
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-22T04:34:07Z
dc.date.available2020-12-22T04:34:07Z
dc.date.issued2016-09-01
dc.identifierpii: cop-0007-0284
dc.identifier.citationMack, H. G., Tien, M. C. -H. & White, O. B. (2016). Acute Anterior Uveitis in a Patient Taking Fingolimod (FTY720) for Multiple Sclerosis. CASE REPORTS IN OPHTHALMOLOGY, 7 (3), pp.284-288. https://doi.org/10.1159/000453392.
dc.identifier.issn1663-2699
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/258092
dc.description.abstractFingolimod is an oral sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) receptor modulator and the first oral therapy for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. Its use has been complicated by a low rate of cystoid macular edema usually in the first 3 months after commencement of the medication. We report the case of a 34-year-old male with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, who developed acute anterior uveitis on day 5 of fingolimod treatment. He responded to appropriate treatment and cessation of drug, but developed low-grade chronic anterior uveitis without cystoid macular edema. We discuss possible mechanisms of uveitis onset in this group of patients. Urgent ophthalmological review is recommended for patients receiving fingolimod therapy who develop a red, painful eye, which may occur within 5 days of fingolimod treatment initiation.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherKARGER
dc.titleAcute Anterior Uveitis in a Patient Taking Fingolimod (FTY720) for Multiple Sclerosis
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1159/000453392
melbourne.affiliation.departmentMedicine and Radiology
melbourne.affiliation.departmentOphthalmology (Eye & Ear Hospital)
melbourne.source.titleCase Reports in Ophthalmology
melbourne.source.volume7
melbourne.source.issue3
melbourne.source.pages284-288
dc.rights.licenseCC BY-NC
melbourne.elementsid1184049
melbourne.contributor.authorWhite, Owen
melbourne.contributor.authorMack, Heather
dc.identifier.eissn1663-2699
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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