DISEASES

Disease-gene associations mined from literature

Human genes for scleritis

Scleritis [DOID:13452]

Scleritis is a serious inflammatory disease that affects the white outer coating of the eye, known as the sclera. The disease is often contracted through association with other diseases of the body, such as Wegener's granulomatosis or rheumatoid arthritis; it can also be attained through disorders of menstruation. For this reason, scleritis occurs frequently among young women. There are three types of scleritis: diffuse scleritis (the most common), nodular scleritis, and necrotizing scleritis (the most severe). Scleritis may be the first symptom of onset of connective tissue disease.

Synonyms:  scleritis,  DOID:13452,  Scleritis (disorder),  Scleritis, unspecified,  Unspecified scleritis (disorder) ...