Rubella virus is involved in the pathogenesis of Fuchs heterochromic uveitis and almost all cases in Europe show an active antibody production in the aqueous humor against rubella virus. Herein we report a case of a fully vaccinated patient with common variable immunodeficiency who developed unilateral Fuchs heterochromic uveitis secondary to rubella virus which was proven by intraocular fluid examination. Awareness of rubella associated anterior uveitis should remain also in vaccinated patients, especially those without a fully competent immune system.

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Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
Department of Immunology

ten Berge, J., van Daele, P., & Rothová, A. (2016). Rubella Virus-associated Anterior Uveitis in a Vaccinated Patient. Ocular Immunology and Inflammation, 24(1), 113–114. doi:10.3109/09273948.2014.925126