Primary conjunctiva tuberculosis & review of literature

Aliff, I.C. and Ismail, Fazliana and Tajunisah, Iqbal and Zahari, Mimiwati and Chandran, Patricia Ann and Subrayan, Visvaraja (2018) Primary conjunctiva tuberculosis & review of literature. Tropical Biomedicine, 35 (1). pp. 26-31. ISSN 0127-5720,

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The causes of chronic conjunctivitis are exhaustive, infection being the commonest. Primary tuberculosis(TB) involving the conjunctiva is rare. History of chronicity, worsening symptoms with steroids and clinical signs of subconjunctiva nodules could point towards the diagnosis of primary conjunctiva tuberculosis especially in endemic countries. Clinicopathological diagnosis is imperative to confirm this diagnosis. We report a case of a young lady who presented with a non-resolving chronic conjunctivitis that was proven to be TB and responded well to anti-tuberculosis treatment.

Item Type: Article
Funders: A grant (RP006F-13HTM) from University Malaya Research Grant
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tuberculosis; Tuberculosis, Ocular; Ocular tuberculosis
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2019 05:57
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2019 05:57

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