Harry Petrushkin

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PURPOSE Tuberculous optic neuropathy may follow infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis or administration of the bacille Calmette-Guerin. However, this condition is not well described in the ophthalmic literature. METHODS Ophthalmologists, identified through professional electronic networks or previous publications, collected standardized clinical data(More)
Behçet's disease (BD) is a complex inflammatory disease, of unknown etiology. While disease pathogenesis remains unclear, a strong relationship between BD and HLA-B*51 has been established over the last 30 years. A number of theories exist regarding the cause of BD; however, few are able to account for the increased rates of HLA-B*51 positive individuals,(More)
AIMS To describe the clinical and radiological features of orbital apex syndromes caused by presumed tuberculosis (TB). METHODS A review of the discharge summaries of all patients seen in the Medical Eye Unit (MEU), St Thomas' Hospital between 1975 and 2006 identified seven patients with a diagnosis of orbital apex syndrome or optic neuropathy(More)
Familial Mediterranean fever is an autoinflammatory multisystem disease, which most commonly affects patients from the Mediterranean basin. This review discusses the common polymorphisms in the MEFV gene as well as the role of pyrin in disease pathogenesis. Patients with familial Mediterranean fever typically develop peritonitis, pleuritis, arthritis, and(More)
PURPOSE To determine risk factors for the development of acute corneal hydrops in keratoconus in the UK in a case-controlled study. METHODS Between November 2009 and December 2010, we prospectively identified 73 individuals who developed acute corneal hydrops. We then identified 174 controls from nine regions in the UK with keratoconus who had not had(More)
We present a case of endogenous endophthalmitis secondary to liver abscesses, in a patient with no previous medical comorbidities or risk factors for immunosuppression. The patient presented with acute painless loss of vision and feeling generally unwell. Investigations revealed Streptococcus anginosus-constellatus bacteraemia, and evidence of diverticular(More)
PurposeTo determine incidence and management of acute corneal hydrops in the UK.MethodsWe used the BOSU report card system to survey cases of acute corneal hydrops in patients with keratoconus that occurred in the UK between November 2009 and December 2010. Ophthalmologists who reported a case were sent an initial questionnaire, with a follow-up(More)