April 2009
Volume 50, Issue 13
ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract  |   April 2009
Choroidal Involvement in Pulmonary Tuberculosis
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • M. M. Motta
    Ophthalmology, McGill University, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • M. H. Amaro
    Ophthalmology, Federal University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
  • C. Muccioli
    Ophthalmology, Federal University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
  • M. T. Abreu
    Ophthalmology, Federal University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Footnotes
    Commercial Relationships  M.M. Motta, None; M.H. Amaro, None; C. Muccioli, None; M.T. Abreu, None.
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Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science April 2009, Vol.50, 6029. doi:
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      M. M. Motta, M. H. Amaro, C. Muccioli, M. T. Abreu; Choroidal Involvement in Pulmonary Tuberculosis. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2009;50(13):6029.

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Purpose: : To report the ocular findings of fifty-six eyes from 28 patients with confirmed clinical diagnosis of Pulmonary Tuberculosis.

Methods: : This is a Institutional prospective study of the fifty-eight eyes from 28 immunocompetent patients with Pulmonary Tuberculosis who were evaluated between January 2001 and August 2008.Ten patients were female and 18 male aged between 25 to 57 years. All patients had Pulmonary Tuberculosis documented by chest x-rays , lung CT scan and positive Mantoux skin test more than 10mm of induration.The patients had positive sputum smears and culture for acid-fast bacilli M.tuberculosis. All patients were submitted to an ocular examination including Fluorescein and Indocyanine Green Angiography.

Results: : Three patients presented choroidal involvement in the active Pulmonary Tuberculosis: one patient had choroiditis, other patient presented serpiginouslike choroiditis and the third amelanotic choroidal lesion without inflammatory signs.

Keywords: chorioretinitis • bacterial disease • imaging/image analysis: clinical 

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