Home|Journals Follow on Twitter| Subscribe to List

Directory for Medical Articles

Open Access

Case Report

J Liaquat Uni Med Health Sci. 2008; 7(1): 37-40

Periocular Tuberculosis

Ashok Kumar Narsani, Shafi Muhammad Jatoi, Mahesh Kumar, Syed Asher Dabir, Siddiqa Gul and Mahtab Alam Khanzada.

Tuberculosis has reemerged as a serious public health problem in recent years. The periorcular
manifestations of tuberculosis are uncommon and diverse. We present two cases of periocular
tuberculosis. One patient had a history of painless non-healing ulcer in the right periorbital region
inferiorly and temporal fossa. Initially, it was on inferior side and, later on same type of lesion
occurred in temporal fossa. Both the lesions developed communication in the form of sinus.
Other patient was referred with the suspicion of chronic dacryocystitis with history of watering
and painless swelling since 9 months and not responding to systemic antibiotics. Both
cases had no known history of systemic tuberculosis, only the periorbital findings were presenting
manifestations of systemic tuberculosis. In both cases anti-tuberculosis regimen was
advised. In conclusion, ocular tuberculosis can have variable clinical manifestations and occasionally
appears as a dacryocystitis or non-healing ulcer in periorbital region. A high degree of
clinical suspicion is important in cases not responding to antibiotics.

Key words: Tuberculosis. Dacryocystitis. Painless ulcer. Ophthalmology

Share this Article

Progress in Orthopedic Science


ScopeMed Home
Follow ScopeMed on Twitter
Author Tools
eJPort Journal Hosting
About ScopeMed
License Information
Terms & Conditions
Privacy Policy
Contact Us

The articles in Scopemed are open access articles licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.
ScopeMed is a Database Service for Scientific Publications. Copyright ScopeMed Information Services.
Scopemed Buttons