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CLINICAL CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 279-280

Orbital tuberculosis with involvement of the eyelid: An unusual presentation


1 Department of Respiratory Medicine, King George Medical University, Chowk, Lucknow 226003, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Respiratory Medicine, Command Hospital (Central Command), Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Surya Kant
Department of Respiratory Medicine, King George Medical University, Chowk, Lucknow 226003, Uttar Pradesh
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0970-258X.261198

Although cases of ocular tuberculosis (TB) are increasing, involvement of the eyelid and orbit are unusual. These cases occur secondary to the presence of TB elsewhere in the body, usually pulmonary TB. The primary infection of orbit or eyelid is a rare occurrence. We report a 4-year-old child with primary orbital TB and involvement of the eyelid. The diagnosis of TB should not be missed in patients with ocular symptoms (especially in India) as it is a treatable condition and delays in diagnosis or incorrect diagnosis can lead to serious sequelae.


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