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The intraocular CD4/CD8 ratio in a black South African patient with Behçet’s disease uveitis

A Makgotloe


A 33-year-old black South African male patient was referred to our uveitis service with a 5-year history of panuveitis refractory to treatment. He had an associated history of recurrent mouth and genital ulcers, predating the uveitis history by about 2 years. The measurement of his intraocular CD4/CD8 ratio helped make a diagnosis of Behçet’s disease uveitis.

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A Makgotloe, Division of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

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Intraocular CD4/CD8 ratio; Behçet’s disease; Uveitis

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South African Medical Journal 2017;107(1):41-42. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.2017.v107i1.12039

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Date submitted: 2016-12-21
Date published: 2016-12-21

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