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Tuberculous uveitis

Authors Oluleye T

Received 3 October 2012

Accepted for publication 13 November 2012

Published 19 February 2013 Volume 2013:6 Pages 41—43

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S38752

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Tunji Sunday Oluleye

Retina and Vitreous Unit, Department of Ophthalmology, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria


Abstract: Tuberculous uveitis is an underdiagnosed form of uveitis. Absence of pulmonary signs and symptoms does not rule out the disease. In an era of reduced immunity from human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, the disease is becoming more prevalent. This review discusses the common manifestations of tuberculous uveitis, pointing out helpful diagnostic criteria in suspicious cases of uveitis. Physicians need to be aware that ocular manifestations of tuberculosis may be independent of systemic disease.

Keywords: tuberculous uveitis, ocular manifestations, tuberculosis

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