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Boyaci FN

Departments of Ophthalmology, Radiology, School of Medicine, Harran University, Sanliurfa, Turkey


  • Case Report   
    Primary Tubercular Chorioretinitis
    Author(s): Akal A*, Goncu T, Boyaci FN, Sak ZHA, Yalcin F, Ozkan U and Ulas T

    The aim of this report is to emphasize that corticosteroids should not be prescribed when the etiological factors remain unidentified. A 34â????yearâ????old male visited our ophthalmology clinic suffering from blurred vision. Behçet’s disease had been diagnosed 5 years prior, and the patient was taking an oral immunosuppressant and a systemic corticosteroid. Vitreous cell count and foci of chorioretinitis (apparently confined to the ocular fundus) were evident. A vitreous sample was subjected to polymerase chain reaction, which resulted in the identification of and Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Treatment with a combination of four antiâ????tuberculosis drugs was commenced. During the followâ????up, the vitritis disappeared, and the foci of active chorioretinitis improved. Systemic and Subâ????Tenon corticosteroid treatment s.. Read More»

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