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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(8): 11-15
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.608.003


Orbital Tuberculosis in a 65 Year Old Female: A Case Report and Review of the Literature
Uduak U. Asana1, Affiong A. Ibanga1*, Ima-Abasi E. Bassey2,Bassey A. Etim1 and Utam A. Utam1
1Department of Ophthalmology
2Department of Pathology, University of Calabar
Teaching Hospital, Nigeria
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Tuberculosis is a systemic disease caused by mycobacterium tuberculosis killing up to 3 million people in the world every year. Nigeria is ranked as number ten among twenty-two high burden countries in the world. Ocular involvement is an extrapulmonary manifestation of tuberculosis which has become more common with the advent of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. We hereby report a case of a 65 year old woman in the middle socioeconomic class who presented to the eye clinic with a 3 week history of progressive protrusion of the left eye. Pain and loss of vision in the same eye were later findings in course of the disease. Orbital tuberculosis is rare even in endemic areas leading often to miss diagnosis. Tuberculosis should always be considered in the differential diagnosis of unilateral orbital mass particularly in endemic countries.


Keywords: Orbital tuberculosis, Tuberculosis, Proptosis, Extrapulmonary tuberculosis
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Uduak U. Asana, Affiong A. Ibanga, Ima-Abasi E. Bassey, Bassey A. Etim and Utam A. Utam. 2017. Orbital Tuberculosis in a 65 Year Old Female: A Case Report and Review of the LiteratureInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(8): 11-15. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.608.003