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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 168-170

A case of primary lid tuberculosis - an unusual finding

1 Classified Specialist (Ophthal), INHS Jeevanti, Mumbai, India
2 Sr Ophthalmologist, Vasco, Goa, India
3 Commanding Officer, INHS Jeevanti, Mumbai, India
4 Senior Advisor and HOD (Ophthal), INHS Asvini, Mumbai, India

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Amit Sethi
Classified Specialist (Ophthal), INHS Jeevanti, Mumbai
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DOI: 10.4103/0975-3605.203711

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We report a case ofprimary lid tuberculosis left eye occurring in a 46 year old female. She had a white creamy discharge from the upper lid close to the lateral canthus since 9 months. She was managed with systemic antibiotics many times during this period but with no response. Complete systemic examination revealed no signs of tuberculosis. All haematological investigations were WNL Montoux was positive. Pus culture did not show any growth. USG and CECT orbit revealed a subcutaneous collection in left upper lid An incision biopsy of the involved area of the lid was done. Histopathology did not reveal any signs of tuberculosis. However the PCR test of the pus confirmed the diagnosis of tuberculosis. The patient was given anti tubercular treatment and is responding well with no discharge from the upper lid.

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