Mahyudin, Muiz; Choo, May May; Ramli, Norlina Mohd; Omar, Sharifah S (2010) Ocular Tuberculosis Initially Presenting as Central Retinal Vein Occlusion. Case reports in ophthalmology, 1 (1). pp. 30-35. ISSN 1663-2699Full text not available from this repository.
A 23-year-old man presented with central retinal vein occlusion. The retinal haemorrhages worsened and signs of retinal vasculitis appeared later as vision dropped from 6/60 to Counting Fingers. No signs of systemic disease were observed. Routine Mantoux test and chest radiograph were negative for tuberculosis. Fundus flourescein angiogram confirmed presence of retinal vasculitis. Both systemic and topical corticosteroid therapy were ineffective. Polymerase chain reaction analysis of vitreous fluid showed presence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. A full 6-month course of antituberculosis therapy was given and inflammation subsided. Vision improved to 3/60. This is a rare case of ocular tuberculosis without evidence of systemic infection, presenting first as a central retinal vein occlusion.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Case reports in ophthalmology|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC306-320.5 Tuberculosis|
|Depositing User:||Zanaria Saupi Udin|
|Date Deposited:||23 Mar 2011 16:09|
|Last Modified:||23 Mar 2011 16:09|
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