Leptospiral Uveitis – There Is More to It Than Meets the Eye!
Article first published online: 7 SEP 2012
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Zoonoses and Public Health
Special Issue: Proceedings of the International Conference on Emerging Zoonoses, 24–27 February 2011, Cancun,Mexico
Volume 59, Issue Supplement s2, pages 132–141, September 2012
How to Cite
Verma, A. and Stevenson, B. (2012), Leptospiral Uveitis – There Is More to It Than Meets the Eye!. Zoonoses and Public Health, 59: 132–141. doi: 10.1111/j.1863-2378.2011.01445.x
- Issue published online: 7 SEP 2012
- Article first published online: 7 SEP 2012
- Received for publication August 22, 2011
- Eye diseases;
- mechanisms of disease;
Leptospirosis, caused by pathogenic species of genus Leptospira, is a highly prevalent zoonotic disease throughout many parts of the world, and an important emerging disease within the United States. Uveitis is a common complication of systemic infection in humans. A similar condition in horses is characterized by recurrent bouts of inflammation. In this article, we review advances in our understanding of leptospiral uveitis and its pathogenic mechanisms.