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Central nervous system tuberculosis presenting as branch retinal vein occlusion.
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PMID:  22738141     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO) associated with ocular tuberculosis (TB) is a rare presentation of retinal vasculitis but it can also present in the absence of active uveitis. We present a 39-year-old patient with BRVO who slowly developed bilateral papilloedema due to TB in the central nervous system. To our knowledge, this is the first case of systemic central nervous system TB confirmed by biopsy presenting as a branch retinal vein occlusion and shows the importance of extensive causative investigation of BRVO, especially for young patients.
Authors:
Nikolaos Kopsachilis; Manpreet Brar; Anca Ic Marinescu; Richard Andrews
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-6-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical & experimental optometry : journal of the Australian Optometrical Association     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1444-0938     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-6-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8703442     Medline TA:  Clin Exp Optom     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Copyright Information:
© 2012 The Authors. Clinical and Experimental Optometry © 2012 Optometrists Association Australia.
Affiliation:
Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, United Kingdom. Nick.Kopsachilis@moorfields.nhs.uk.
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