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To describe a case of presumed tuberculous sclerokeratitis which presented with anterior uveitis and hypopyon Methods: A retrospective chart review Results: A 23-year-old female presented with nodular scleritis, peripheral corneal opacities, and severe anterior chamber reaction with hypopyon. Her Mantoux test and interferon gamma release assay were positive and high-resolution computerized tomography of chest revealed right hilar lymphadenopathy. Aqueous aspirate from anterior chamber paracentesis of her right eye was negative for Mycobacterium tuberculosis genome. She responded to antitubercular treatment and oral corticosteroid Conclusions: Tuberculous sclerokeratitis can rarely present with hypopyon and pose a challenge in diagnosis for the clinicians.
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Name: Ocular immunology and inflammation
To describe tuberculous uveitis (TU) presenting as a bullous retinal detachment (RD) and to perform a comprehensive literature review on TU with similar features.
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Use of oral clarithromycin for treatment of chronic lung disease due to Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare and other non-tuberculous Mycobacteria
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An assay is an analytic procedure for qualitatively assessing or quantitatively measuring the presence or amount or the functional activity of a target entity. This can be a drug or biochemical substance or a cell in an organism or organic sample. ...
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