Leptospiral Uveitis - There Is More to It Than Meets the Eye!

A. Verma, B. Stevenson

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Leptospirosis, caused by pathogenic species of genus Leptospira, is a highly prevalent zoonotic disease throughout many parts of the world, and an important emerging disease within the United States. Uveitis is a common complication of systemic infection in humans. A similar condition in horses is characterized by recurrent bouts of inflammation. In this article, we review advances in our understanding of leptospiral uveitis and its pathogenic mechanisms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)132-141
Number of pages10
JournalZoonoses and Public Health
Issue numberSUPPL.2
StatePublished - Sep 2012


  • Eye diseases
  • Leptospirosis
  • Mechanisms of disease
  • Pathogenesis
  • Uveitis
  • Zoonoses

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • General Immunology and Microbiology
  • General Veterinary
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases


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