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01.12.2018 | Brief report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Journal of Ophthalmic Inflammation and Infection 1/2018

Tubercular retinal vasculitis mimicking frosted branch angiitis: a case report

Zeitschrift:
Journal of Ophthalmic Inflammation and Infection > Ausgabe 1/2018
Autoren:
Manisha Agarwal, Ankita Shrivastav, Abdul Waris

Abstract

Background

Tubercular vasculitis is an important manifestation of ocular tuberculosis and this report highlights the mimicking nature of the disease with frosted branch angiitis.

Results

A patient presented with a severe form of retinal vasculitis in both eyes and a branch retinal vein occlusion in the left eye. He had a positive tuberculin skin test (TST) and a raised erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) and serum angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) levels. Radiological investigations revealed a sub-pleural nodule and mediastinal lymph nodes, which on histopathological evaluation confirmed a granulomatous etiology.

Conclusion

Retinal vasculitis secondary to tubercular etiology may mimic a viral vasculitis; however, a clinical suspicion with a timely diagnosis and management helps in preventing loss of vision and the eye.
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