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TB or not TB: treat to see

Paul L A van Daele, Marleen Bakker, P Martin van Hagen, G Seerp Baarsma and Robert W A M Kuijpers
Med J Aust 2006; 185 (3): 178-179.

To the Editor: Uveitis is an intraocular inflammation which potentially leads to permanent loss of vision.1,2 Tuberculosis is considered to be an infrequent infectious cause of uveitis in the developed world. However, its recurrence as a major public health problem raises the possibility that the incidence of tuberculosis-related uveitis in the developed world may rise.3,4 Uveitis in tuberculosis is presumed to result from either direct invasion or a hypersensitivity reaction.

  • Paul L A van Daele1
  • Marleen Bakker1
  • P Martin van Hagen1
  • G Seerp Baarsma2
  • Robert W A M Kuijpers1

  • 1 Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
  • 2 The Eye Hospital, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.


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