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Title: Bilateral ocular scrofuloderma with orbital tuberculosis.
Authors: Sharma, Suvasini
Juneja, Monica
Saran, Ravindra Kumar
Kochhar, Atul Mohan
Issue Date: 4-Apr-2006
Citation: Sharma S, Juneja M, Saran RK, Kochhar AM. Bilateral ocular scrofuloderma with orbital tuberculosis. Indian Journal of Pediatrics. 2006 Apr; 73(4): 361-3
Abstract: Ocular scrofuloderma with orbital tuberculosis is a rarely described presentation of childhood tuberculosis. Bilateral involvement has not been reported earlier in the medical literature. Here is reported a 3-year-old boy who presented with bilateral infraorbital swellings of tubercular etiology. Computed tomography (CT) scan of the upper face revealed enhancing soft tissue lesions in both the lower lids of the eyes, with extraconal extension into the orbits and with erosion of the right zygomatic bone. Tubercular etiology was confirmed by the Ziehl Neelsen staining of the aspirate from the lesion, which was positive for acid-fast bacilli and growth of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in the aspirate culture. The patient showed marked improvement of his lesions on anti-tubercular treatment.
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