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Dengue fever may occasionally present with high fever, hemorrhagic phenomena and circulatory failure (dengue hemorrhagic fever) or rarely as dengue septic shock.1 A 22 years, non-diabetic and non-hypertensive female patient was evaluated for three-day old high-grade fever. Relevant clinical signs included high fever, multiple skin petechiae and bleeding(More)
PURPOSE To determine the prevalence of ocular involvement in patients with acute disseminated tuberculosis and to assess the findings associated with ocular involvement. METHODS Assessment of all intensive care (ICU) admissions with a differential diagnosis of mycobacterial sepsis during a period of one year, with a detailed systemic and ophthalmic(More)
AIM To compare computed chest tomography (chest CT) and routine chest X-rays for the detection of pulmonary tuberculosis in patients with presumed tuberculous retinal vasculitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS Case reports. RESULTS Three patients underwent a detailed workup for uveitis. Routine chest X-rays showed normal lung fields in all cases with abnormal(More)
INTRODUCTION Endophthalmitis following penetrating eye injuries has a poor prognosis and presents a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. The aim of reporting this case was to identify the causative organism of post-traumatic endophthalmitis due to retained iron foreign body and to highlight the importance of carrying out diagnostic investigations. CASE A(More)
AIM To determine the prevalence and clinical features of ocular tuberculosis in patients with the acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). DESIGN Prospective cross-sectional study. METHODS Detailed history and ocular examination of 46 patients (92 eyes) in the outpatient department of an AIDS clinic. RESULTS Seventeen of 46 (36.9%) patients had(More)
The aim of this communication was to report the fundus fluorescein angiography findings in three patients with choroidal tubercles. In all cases, there was a marked peritubercular inflammation. The tubercles themselves showed an initial hypofluorescence or minimal hyperfluorescence that increased in the late phases. Clinicians need to be familiar with these(More)
BACKGROUND The prevalence and the patterns of ocular inflammatory disease and ocular tuberculosis (TB) are largely undocumented among Multidrug Resistant TB (MDR-TB) patients co-infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and on antituberculosis and antiretroviral therapy (ART). METHODS Lilavati Hospital and Research Center and Médecins Sans(More)
Systemic imaging of patients with suspect ocular tuberculosis include chest X-rays and computed tomography (CT) scans. Reports have suggested a role for 18 fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography/CT (FDG-PET/CT) scans. We report on the clinical utility of 18 FDG PET/CT in two patients. Case 1: A 38-year-old female patient presented with recurrent(More)