Bilateral acute anterior uveitis as a presenting symptom of Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection Academic Article uri icon


  • Case report: To report a case of severe bilateral anterior uveitis associated with Mycoplasma pneumoniae without pulmonary manifestations. Comments: A healthy 5-year-old girl developed severe bilateral anterior uveitis accompanied by fever, arthralgia, gastrointestinal complaints, and lethargy. Results of laboratory investigations were normal except for high levels of Mycoplasma pneumoniae antibodies. The uveitis subsided with topical application of steroids, cycloplegia, and with oral azithromycin.Although Mycoplasma pneumoniae is a rare cause of uveitis, it should be considered in patients presenting with uveitis, even with no accompanying pulmonary or other typical systemic mycoplasmal manifestations.

publication date

  • January 1, 2006