Date of Publication: 30-Nov--0001
Systemic Tuberculosis Revealed by Ophthalmic Manifestations
Author: F. Alami, S. El Merrouni, M. Oudbib, E. Abdellah, A. Berraho
Category: JMSR Pathogens
Tuberculosis can have a variety of ocular manifestations, and consequently may mimic a number of ocular inflammatory diseases. Moreover, the absence of pulmonary tuberculosis does not rule out the diagnosis of ocular tuberculosis.
Most commonly, tuberculosis presents as a posterior uveitis how indicates a choroidal involvement.
We report a case of choroidal location as a first manifestation of disseminated tuberculosis; the choroidal granulomas were discovered before the diagnosis tuberculosis and guided the investigations, which allowed the identification of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis bacillus in the body.
Keywords: Tuberculosis, Intraocular, Choroidal.