Intraocular Tuberculosis


Tuberculosis (TB) is a communicable disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which is an aerobic, rod-shaped, non-sporing bacteria. TB is characterized pathologically by the formation of caseating granulomas. Pulmonary involvement is the most common presentation, but extrapulmonary TB (EPTB) of the eye, meninges, pleura, pericardium, lymph nodes, urinary tract, peritoneum, etc. is known to occur.


Tuberculin Skin Test Drug Susceptibility Testing Retinal Vasculitis Fundus Fluorescein Angiography Intermediate Uveitis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of UveaSankara NethralayaChennaiIndia
  2. 2.Uveitis and Ocular Pathology departmentSankara NethralayaChennaiIndia

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