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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 67  |  Issue : 8  |  Page : 1362-1365

Tubercular posterior scleritis: A case report and review of literature

Department of Uvea, Medical and Vision Research Foundations, Sankara Nethralaya, Tamil Nadu, India

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Dr. Parthopratim Dutta Majumder
Department of Uvea, Sankara Nethralaya, 18, College Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai - 600 006, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_1942_18

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A 47-year-old female presented with optic disc oedema, peripapillary subretinal fluid and scattered areas of choroiditis. Her ultrasound B-scan showed sclerochoroidal thickening with widening of sub-Tenon space. Subsequent investigations revealed a positive Mantoux test and high-resolution computed tomography of the chest was suggestive of pulmonary involvement. She responded well to antitubercular treatment and systemic corticosteroid. A review of the literature was conducted to identify additional reports on similar cases and discussed. A high index of suspicion and appropriate laboratory work-up can aid in the diagnosis of tuberculous posterior scleritis.

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