Uveitis and Systemic Inflammatory Markers in Convalescent Phase of Ebola Virus Disease

UMMS Affiliation

School of Medicine; Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology; Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

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Eye Diseases | Immunity | Immunology of Infectious Disease | Infectious Disease | International Public Health | Ophthalmology | Virus Diseases


We report a case of probable Zaire Ebola virus–related ophthalmologic complications in a physician from the United States who contracted Ebola virus disease in Liberia. Uveitis, immune activation, and nonspecific increase in antibody titers developed during convalescence. This case highlights immune phenomena that could complicate management of Ebola virus disease–related uveitis during convalescence.


Ebola virus disease, uveitis, immune activation

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Chancellor JR, Padmanabhan SP, Greenough TC, Sacra R, Ellison RT III, Madoff LC, et al. Uveitis and systemic inflammatory markers in convalescent phase of Ebola virus disease. Emerg Infect Dis. 2016 Feb. doi:10.3201/eid2202.151416. Published ahead of print November 24, 2015. Link to article on publisher's website

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Emerging Infectious Diseases