Indian Journal of Ophthalmology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 67  |  Issue : 7  |  Page : 1207--1209

Immune-mediated tuberculous uveitis - A rare association with papulonecrotic tuberculid


Prince Yuvraj Singh, Preema Sinha, Sukriti Baveja, Aradhana Sood 
 Department of Dermatology, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Preema Sinha
Department of Dermatology, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune - 40, Maharashtra
India

The tuberculids are a group of distinct clinicopathological form of skin lesions representing hypersensitivity reaction to hematogenous dissemination of Mycobacterium tuberculosis or its antigen from an underlying active or a silent focus of tuberculosis elsewhere in the body in an individual with a strong antituberculous cell-mediated immunity and by definition do not show bacilli on special stains and are culture-negative. Ocular involvement can occur in tuberculosis, both due to direct invasion by the bacilli as well as an immune-mediated reaction; however, immune-mediated tuberculous uveitis occurring as a hypersensitivity response in association with PNT has hardly been reported in the literature. Here we report one such rare case.


How to cite this article:
Singh PY, Sinha P, Baveja S, Sood A. Immune-mediated tuberculous uveitis - A rare association with papulonecrotic tuberculid.Indian J Ophthalmol 2019;67:1207-1209


How to cite this URL:
Singh PY, Sinha P, Baveja S, Sood A. Immune-mediated tuberculous uveitis - A rare association with papulonecrotic tuberculid. Indian J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2019 [cited 2020 Sep 22 ];67:1207-1209
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