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

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

Department of Dermatology, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Preema Sinha
Department of Dermatology, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune - 40, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_1550_18

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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.

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