Indian Journal of Ophthalmology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 68  |  Issue : 9  |  Page : 1975--1976

Leptospiral uveitis in coastal Karnataka: A case report


Yogish S Kamath1, Alisha Rizvi1, TN Ravikumar2, Shashidhar Vishwanath2 
1 Department of Ophthalmology, Kasturba Medical College - Manipal, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Microbiology, Kasturba Medical College - Manipal, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Yogish S Kamath
Department of Ophthalmology, Kasturba Medical College-Manipal, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Madhav Nagar, Manipal - 576 104, Karnataka
India

We report a case of a young male from Udupi, Karnataka, presenting with features of bilateral non-granulomatous anterior uveitis with mild vitritis. There was a history of fever and myalgia a month before ocular features, which was partially treated. He also gave a history of being actively involved in the flood relief work in the district, before the onset of fever. This prompted an evaluation of leptospirosis, which came positive. The possibility of leptospira uveitis needs to be considered, especially in cases of non-granulomatous uveitis after floods in areas endemic for leptospirosis, which may otherwise be wrongly labeled idiopathic.


How to cite this article:
Kamath YS, Rizvi A, Ravikumar T N, Vishwanath S. Leptospiral uveitis in coastal Karnataka: A case report.Indian J Ophthalmol 2020;68:1975-1976


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Kamath YS, Rizvi A, Ravikumar T N, Vishwanath S. Leptospiral uveitis in coastal Karnataka: A case report. Indian J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 Apr 16 ];68:1975-1976
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