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R. Kuijpers, P.L. Van Daele, P. Van Hagen, G. Baarsma, M. Bakker; Treatment of Tuberculin–Test Positive Uveitis Patients With Anti Tuberculosis Therapy. A Case Serie of 8 Patients . Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2005;46(13):2768.
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Purpose: To study the clinical effect of anti tuberculosis treatment in a group of uveitis patients with positive tuberculin skin test, who have no signs of active pulmonary tuberculosis. Methods: 8 patients with chronic uveitis and a positive skin test, without other clinical signs of tuberculosis were included for treatment with standard anti tuberculosis treatment consisting of INH, Rifampicin, Pyrazinamide and Ethambutol. Results: 7 patient received treatment, 4 of which showed complete remission, one incomplete remission and 2 showed no response. Conclusions: We beleive that in patients with chronic uveitis and a positive tuberculin skin test without other cause of uveitis antituberculosis therapy is warranted.
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