Recurrent tubercular episcleritis

Muhannad A Alnahdi, Abdulelah A Alasiri, Tariq M AldebasiMiddle East African Journal of Ophthalmology 2021 28(2):140-142 Ocular tuberculosis (TB) is one of the extrapulmonary manifestations of mycobacterium TB. Episcleritis is a rare entity that may affect patients in endemic areas of TB. In this paper, we report a case of presumed recurrent episcleritis attributed to TB. TB should be kept as a possible cause of recurrent simple episcleritis upon encountering patients with endemic backgrounds to prevent the complication sequalae and halt recurrence.
Source: Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Source Type: research

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