Bilateral granulomatous sclerouveitis as initial manisfestation of leprosy: Case report Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Eye Pain
  • Scleritis
  • Uveitis, Anterior
  • Vision Disorders

abstract

  • Ocular manifestations of Mycobacterium leprae infection are usually underestimated when differentiating ocular inflammatory diseases. We report a case of a 57 year old male, rural background, with chief complaints of red eye, blurred vision, and dry eye symptoms. He was diagnosed as having bilateral granulomatous sclerouveitis. Skin biopsy was taken and diagnosis of leprosy was confirmed. Multi drug therapy and topical steroids were initiated achieving uveitis remission. Differential diagnosis of anterior uveitis is complex and although its etiology is frequently immunologic all infectious causes must be considered and ruled out before therapy is initiated. © 2010 Sociedad Mexicana de Oftalmología.

publication date

  • July 2010

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 186

end page

  • 190

volume

  • 84

number

  • 3