Elevated serum sialic acid in idiopathic acute iridocyclitis

Sheridan Lam, Howard H. Tessler, Marilyn D. Farber, Reuben Matalon, Minerva N. Deaching, Daniel S. Rychlik, Byron L. Lam

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Abstract We measured the serum levels of sialic acid in 12 patients with idiopathic acute iridocyclitis and 18 normal controls. Sialic acid levels were significantly elevated in the patients with idiopathic acute iridocyclitis. Since animal studies have shown that intraocular inflammation alone cannot elevate serum level of sialic acid, the results of our study suggest that idiopathic acute iridocyclitis may be a multiorgan disease with systemic effects. 1993 Institution Acta Ophthalmologica Scandinavica

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)119-121
Number of pages3
JournalActa Ophthalmologica
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1993
Externally publishedYes


  • Reiter's syndrome
  • ankylosing spondylitis
  • bone
  • iridocyclitis
  • sialic acid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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