Ocular manifestations of tuberculosis: an update

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/11287/600367
Title:
Ocular manifestations of tuberculosis: an update
Authors:
Gupta, B; Agrawal, R; Swampillai, Andrew; Lim, R HF; Kee, A; Gunasekeran, D; Pavesio, C
Abstract:
Tuberculosis (TB) remains a major global health burden and has both pulmonary and extra-pulmonary manifestations. One well-recognised and complex extra-pulmonary form is ocular TB, with its diverse extra- and intra-ocular presentations and often without signs of systemic illness. These could be caused directly by Mycobacterium tuberculosis and inflammation or represent a delayed immune response. Epidemiological data on the true prevalence of ocular TB is scanty and varied in different parts of the world. This is due to lack of a uniform diagnostic criteria as well as difficulties in confirming the diagnosis with traditional laboratory methods. A variety of investigations including imaging, blood tests and biopsies can be used to predict and diagnose ocular involvement in tuberculosis. Our expert review seeks to identify key clinical and laboratorial features and provide a literature update that may facilitate diagnosis of intra-ocular tuberculosis.
Citation:
Ocular manifestations of tuberculosis: an update 2016, 11(2): 145-154 Expert Review of Ophthalmology
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Journal:
Expert Review of Ophthalmology
Issue Date:
18-Feb-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/11287/600367
DOI:
10.1586/17469899.2016.1152887
Additional Links:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1586/17469899.2016.1152887
Type:
Journal Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1746-9899; 1746-9902
Appears in Collections:
Ophthalmology (West of England Eye Unit); 2016 RD&E publications

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorGupta, Ben
dc.contributor.authorAgrawal, Ren
dc.contributor.authorSwampillai, Andrewen
dc.contributor.authorLim, R HFen
dc.contributor.authorKee, Aen
dc.contributor.authorGunasekeran, Den
dc.contributor.authorPavesio, Cen
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-29T11:20:17Zen
dc.date.available2016-02-29T11:20:17Zen
dc.date.issued2016-02-18en
dc.identifier.citationOcular manifestations of tuberculosis: an update 2016, 11(2): 145-154 Expert Review of Ophthalmologyen
dc.identifier.issn1746-9899en
dc.identifier.issn1746-9902en
dc.identifier.doi10.1586/17469899.2016.1152887en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11287/600367en
dc.description.abstractTuberculosis (TB) remains a major global health burden and has both pulmonary and extra-pulmonary manifestations. One well-recognised and complex extra-pulmonary form is ocular TB, with its diverse extra- and intra-ocular presentations and often without signs of systemic illness. These could be caused directly by Mycobacterium tuberculosis and inflammation or represent a delayed immune response. Epidemiological data on the true prevalence of ocular TB is scanty and varied in different parts of the world. This is due to lack of a uniform diagnostic criteria as well as difficulties in confirming the diagnosis with traditional laboratory methods. A variety of investigations including imaging, blood tests and biopsies can be used to predict and diagnose ocular involvement in tuberculosis. Our expert review seeks to identify key clinical and laboratorial features and provide a literature update that may facilitate diagnosis of intra-ocular tuberculosis.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1586/17469899.2016.1152887en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Expert Review of Ophthalmology.en
dc.subjectWessex Classification Subject Headings::Ophthalmologyen
dc.titleOcular manifestations of tuberculosis: an updateen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.journalExpert Review of Ophthalmologyen
dc.type.versionIn press (epub ahead of print)en
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