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

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Allergy and Immunology | Eye Diseases | Immunology and Infectious Disease | Infectious Disease | Ophthalmology | Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms | 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 hemorrhagic fever, Ebola virus disease, Ebola, Ebola virus, viruses, uveitis, conjunctivitis, ocular manifestations, systemic inflammatory markers, immune privilege, convalescent phase, Liberia

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Emerging Infectious Diseases is published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a U.S. Government agency. Therefore, materials published in Emerging Infectious Diseases, including text, figures, tables, and photographs are in the public domain and can be reprinted or used without permission with proper citation.

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Chancellor JR, Padmanabhan SP, Greenough TC, Sacra R, Ellison RT 3rd, Madoff LC, Droms RJ, Hinkle DM, Asdourian GK, Finberg RW, Stroher U, Uyeki TM, Cerón OM. Uveitis and Systemic Inflammatory Markers in Convalescent Phase of Ebola Virus Disease. Emerg Infect Dis. 2016 Feb;22(2):295-7. doi: 10.3201/eid2202.151416. PMID: 26812218; PMCID: PMC4734519. Link to article on publisher's site

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Emerging infectious diseases

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