Management of presumed intraocular tuberculosis: possible role of the polymerase chain reaction.

@article{Gupta1998ManagementOP,
  title={Management of presumed intraocular tuberculosis: possible role of the polymerase chain reaction.},
  author={Vikas Gupta and Sunil Arora and Amod Gupta and Jagat Ram and Pardeep Bambery and S. K. Sehgal},
  journal={Acta ophthalmologica Scandinavica},
  year={1998},
  volume={76 6},
  pages={679-82}
}
PURPOSE A highly selective technique of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) was performed for detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis from aqueous samples of 45 patients to evaluate its role in initiating antituberculosis treatment in patients with presumed intraocular tuberculosis. METHODS Forty-five patients were divided into three groups. Group I included 17 patients of presumed intraocular tuberculosis, group II 13 disease controls and group III had 15 normal controls. Patients with positive… CONTINUE READING