Orbital and Eye Lid Tuberculosis

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Orbital and Eye Lid Tuberculosis

Abdul Khalid*, Murtaza Bukhari**, Tariq Baqai ***

Abstract

Tuberculosis of eye lid and orbit is uncommon even in endemic countries of Asia. We report a case of 25 year old patient presented with a sinus above the left orbital crease and growth on bulbar aspect of upper eye lid. She also had a cold paraspinal abscess. It was associated with systemic symptoms of weight loss, evening pyrexia and weight loss. Her evaluation and FNAC confirmed the diagnosis and she received anti tuberculous treatment with improvement in six weeks. The co- existence of orbital and lid tuberculosis has not been reported before.
Key words: Orbital tuberculosis, eye lid tuberculosis, mycobacterium tuberculosis, anti tuberculous treatment.

         

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