My 8 year old son has polyarticular ANA negative arthritis and started on Enbrel one year ago, in addition to methotrexate. He has recently developed uveitis that is proving difficult to control with topical steroids. I understand the enbrel may be causing the uveitis. How likely is this? He has done so well with his joints on Enbrel it would be a shame to discontinue.
I am not aware of any reports of Enbrel causing uveitis. In fact Enbrel and the other TNF inhibitors are being looked at for the treatment of uveitis, and there are studies showing that they may prevent reoccurances.