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Bilateral pneumoblepharon/palpebral emphysema in Nigeria--a case report.
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PMID:  17694777     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Bilateral pneumoblepharon or palpebral emphysema is an unusual presentation of tuberculosis which is a fairly common disease condition. METHOD: The case record of a four year old Nigerian female presenting with bilateral pneumoblepharon secondary to tuberculosis with a review of literature on the subject is presented. RESULT: Palpebral emphysema is one of the ocular complications of tuberculosis, which is not commonly reported in our environment. CONCLUSION: There is a need for the ophthalmologist to be more aware of the ocular complications of tuberculosis such as palpebral emphysema, in order to avoid misdiagnosis and to ensure proper treatment of this condition.
A O Adio; V K Odogu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nigerian journal of medicine : journal of the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1115-2613     ISO Abbreviation:  Niger J Med     Publication Date:    2007 Apr-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-08-14     Completed Date:  2007-10-16     Revised Date:  2007-10-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100888321     Medline TA:  Niger J Med     Country:  Nigeria    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  188-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Eye Diseases / diagnosis*,  etiology
Orbital Diseases / diagnosis*,  etiology
Pulmonary Emphysema / diagnosis*,  etiology
Tuberculosis, Pulmonary / complications*,  drug therapy
Erratum In:
Niger J Med. 2007 Jul-Sep;16(3):281

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