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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2016, 4(5), 160-164
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-4-5-4
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Corneal Manifestations of Tuberculosis: About 2 Cases

Belghmaidi Sarah1, , Mouafik Sara Batoul2, Hajji Ibtissam1, Hocar Ouafa2, Amal Said2 and Moutaouakil Abdeljalil2

1Department of Ophtalmology, University Hospital of Mohammed VI, Marrakesh, 40000, Morocco

2Department of Dermatology, University Hospital of Mohammed VI, Marrakesh, 40000, Morocco

Pub. Date: May 16, 2016

Cite this paper:
Belghmaidi Sarah, Mouafik Sara Batoul, Hajji Ibtissam, Hocar Ouafa, Amal Said and Moutaouakil Abdeljalil. Corneal Manifestations of Tuberculosis: About 2 Cases. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2016; 4(5):160-164. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-4-5-4


Corneal tuberculosis is a rare ophthalmic manifestation of tuberculosis. The purpose of this study is to present clinical and histopathological findings in two cases of corneal tuberculosis. We reported corneal manifestation of tuberculosis in two patients including granulomatous lesion at upper third of the cornea in the first case, and sectorial interstitial keratitis in the second one. The diagnosis was based on various anamnestic, clinical, histological and evolutive arguments. An anti-tuberculosis treatment was prescribed.

ocular tuberculosis corneal manifestations interstitial keratitis granuloma

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