Experience with cyclosporine in endogenous uveitis posterior

D A Hesselink, G S Baarsma, R W A M Kuijpers, P M van Hagen

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Abstract

Treatment with cyclosporine (CsA) has considerably improved the visual prognosis of patients suffering from endogenous posterior uveitis (EPU). However, the therapeutic benefits of CsA are partially outweighed by its many side effects, most notably nephrotoxicity and hypertension. Low-dose CsA regimens have reduced toxicity but have not been able to completely eliminate this problem. New therapeutic approaches, such as anti-tumor necrosis factor alpha treatment or immunosuppression with drugs including tacrolimus, sirolimus, and interleukin-2 receptor antibodies, are currently under evaluation. Hopefully such strategies will further reduce the morbidity of EPU and minimize the adverse effects associated with conventional therapies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)372S-377S
JournalTransplantation Proceedings
Volume36
Issue number2 Suppl
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2004

Keywords

  • Cyclosporine/adverse effects
  • Drug Interactions
  • Humans
  • Hypertension/chemically induced
  • Immunosuppressive Agents/therapeutic use
  • Kidney/drug effects
  • Uveitis, Posterior/drug therapy

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