Vaso occlusive changes in hidden ocular tuberculosis

Suresh Subramaniam, Zunaina Embong, Azhany Yaakub, Adil Hussein, Mohtar Ibrahim, Bakiah Shaharuddin, Zulkifli Abdul Ghani, Mae-Lynn Catherine Bastion

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Objectives: To describe the clinical presentation of vaso-occlusive changes in hidden presumed ocular tuberculosis (TB). Methods: Retrospective case review of 3 patients with a diagnosis of presumed ocular TB at Eye Clinic, Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia. Results: All three patients presented with hazy fundus view in which 2 patients were presented with vitreous hemorrhage (case 1 & case 3) and one patient was presented with vitritis and vitreous condensation (case 2). Vaso-occlusive changes was noted by post vitrectomy (case 1), based on fluorescein fundus angiography (case 2) and after resolving vitreous hemorrhage (case 3). A diagnosis of presumed ocular TB was made based on presence of vaso-occlusive changes (case 1, case 2 & case 3) and supported by positive Mantoux test (case 1 & case 3) and history of contact with pulmonary TB (case 3). Conclusions: Diagnosis of ocular TB requires a high index of suspicion. Early anti TB treatment for suspected ocular TB can give a better quality of life and vision.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)231-232
Number of pages2
JournalInternational Medical Journal
Volume18
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2011

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Ocular Tuberculosis
Vitreous Hemorrhage
Fluorescein Angiography
Malaysia
Vitrectomy
Pulmonary Tuberculosis
Tuberculosis
Quality of Life

Keywords

  • Branch retinal vein occlusion
  • Ocular tuberculosis
  • Panuveitis
  • Vaso-occlusive
  • Vitreous hemorrhage

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  • Medicine(all)

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Subramaniam, S., Embong, Z., Yaakub, A., Hussein, A., Ibrahim, M., Shaharuddin, B., ... Bastion, M-L. C. (2011). Vaso occlusive changes in hidden ocular tuberculosis. International Medical Journal, 18(3), 231-232.

Vaso occlusive changes in hidden ocular tuberculosis. / Subramaniam, Suresh; Embong, Zunaina; Yaakub, Azhany; Hussein, Adil; Ibrahim, Mohtar; Shaharuddin, Bakiah; Ghani, Zulkifli Abdul; Bastion, Mae-Lynn Catherine.

In: International Medical Journal, Vol. 18, No. 3, 09.2011, p. 231-232.

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Subramaniam, S, Embong, Z, Yaakub, A, Hussein, A, Ibrahim, M, Shaharuddin, B, Ghani, ZA & Bastion, M-LC 2011, 'Vaso occlusive changes in hidden ocular tuberculosis', International Medical Journal, vol. 18, no. 3, pp. 231-232.
Subramaniam S, Embong Z, Yaakub A, Hussein A, Ibrahim M, Shaharuddin B et al. Vaso occlusive changes in hidden ocular tuberculosis. International Medical Journal. 2011 Sep;18(3):231-232.
Subramaniam, Suresh ; Embong, Zunaina ; Yaakub, Azhany ; Hussein, Adil ; Ibrahim, Mohtar ; Shaharuddin, Bakiah ; Ghani, Zulkifli Abdul ; Bastion, Mae-Lynn Catherine. / Vaso occlusive changes in hidden ocular tuberculosis. In: International Medical Journal. 2011 ; Vol. 18, No. 3. pp. 231-232.
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