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Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2013 Jun;21(3):251-3. doi: 10.3109/09273948.2013.769060. Epub 2013 Apr 25.

Hypopyon uveitis-a rare presentation of intraocular tuberculosis.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

Intraocular TB is usually known to present as granulomatous uveitis and presence of hypopyon is extremely rare. The authors describe a case of intraocular tuberculosis presenting as hypopyon uveitis.

DESIGN:

Case report.

METHODS:

A 40-year-old immunosuppressed woman presented with acute granulomatous uveitis with hypopyon and cervical lymphadenopathy. She underwent aqueous tap for polymerase chain reaction, lymph node biopsy, and PET scan.

RESULTS:

Molecular diagnostic procedures provided a definite diagnosis of ocular tuberculosis. Antitubercular treatment and steroids led to improvement.

CONCLUSION:

Intraocular TB can present as hypopyon uveitis and a high index of suspicion is needed, especially in the endemic areas.

PMID:
23617801
DOI:
10.3109/09273948.2013.769060
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