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Primary Tuberculosis of the Conjunctiva

Primary Tuberculosis of the Conjunctiva Abstract Despite a dearth of statistical data to support the contention, primary tuberculosis of the conjunctiva is considered a rarity in this country. This case is reported because of this apparent low incidence, to keep awareness of the disease active, and to again show the clinical features, therapy, course, and histological features of the disease. Since the case report of Bruce and Locatcher-Khorazo in 1947,1 the foreign literature has had several reports of primary tuberculosis of the conjunctiva.2-18 Fewer cases have appeared in the American literature.19-22 The rarity of this disease, or reports in the literature of it, is, perhaps, partially attested to by the statement that no cases of conjunctival tuberculosis were found among 41,730 patients at Baltimore Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Charity Hospital1; and by the fact that the case reported in this paper is only the second such confirmed by cultures among 139,607 References 1. Sulfacetamide 15% in buffered pH 7.4, 0.5 methylcellulose solution. Alcon. 2. Bruce, G. M., and Locatcher-Khorazo, D.: Primary Tuberculosis of the Conjunctiva , Arch Ophthal 37:375-378, 1947.Crossref 3. Azzohi, U.: Streptomycin in Tuberculosis of the Conjunctiva , Terap Antibiot (Milano) 3:43-45, 1953. 4. Bendelac, J.: Primary Conjunctival Tuberculosis , Maroc Méd 35:740-741, 1956. 5. Damel, C. S.: Clinical Contribution to the Knowledge of Tuberculosis of the Conjunctiva , Arch Soc Oftal Hisp Amer 11:122-135, 1951. 6. Eadie, S.: Primary Tuberculosis of the Conjunctiva Treated With Streptomycin and PAS , Brit J Ophthal 38:568-570, 1954.Crossref 7. Joannides, T., and Haka, H.: Primary Tuberculosis of the Conjunctiva , Bull Hellen Soc Ophthal 28:35, 1960. 8. Kamel, S.: Primary Tuberculosis of the Conjunctiva , Brit J Ophthal 34:322-327, 1950.Crossref 9. Kamel, S.: Tuberculosis of the Conjunctiva , Bull Ophthal Soc Egypt 48:91-97, 1955. 10. Lian, D. K.: Conjunctival Tuberculosis , Madj Kedokt Indon (Djakarta) 5:47-48, 1955. 11. Malanova, N. L.: Tuberculous Lesions of the Conjunctiva , Vestn Oftal 73:13-14, 1960. 12. Paliarani, N.: Clinical Contribution to the Knowledge of Tuberculosis of the Conjunctiva , Boll Oculist 30:404-411, 1951. 13. Polychronakos, D.: A Case of Conjunctival Tuberculosis , Arch Ophthal Soc N Greece 1:159, 1952. 14. Rugiero, H.; Halperin, L.; and Arouh, J.: Primary Tuberculous Conjunctival Infection , Arch Oftal B Air 30:485-490, 1955. 15. Sacca, M.: Primary Tuberculosis of the Conjunctiva , Minerva Pediat 6:460-463, 1954. 16. Sengupta, M.: Tuberculosis of the Eyelid and Conjunctiva , Indian J Derm 2:38-39, 1956. 17. Slem, G.: A Case of Conjunctival Tuberculosis , Göz Klin (Istanbul) 11:76-78, 1956. 18. Trounce, D. Q.: Primary Tuberculous Complex of the Left Eye , Proc Roy Soc Med 44:229-239, 1951. 19. von Berger, G. P.: A Case of Primary Tuberculosis of the Conjunctiva , G Ital Oftal 6:385-394, 1953. 20. Woods, A. C.: Pathogenesis and Treatment of Ocular Tuberculosis , Arch Ophthal 52:174-196, 1954.Crossref 21. Donegan, J. M.: Primary Tuberculosis of the Conjunctiva , Amer J Ophthal 33:1117-1121, 1950. 22. Sykowski, P.: Streptomycin Treatment of Conjunctival Tuberculosis , Amer J Ophthal 33:1291-1292, 1950. 23. Anhalt, E. F.; Chang, G.; and Byron, H. M.: Conjunctival Tuberculosis , Amer J Ophthal 50:265-269, 1960. 24. Todd, J. C.; Sanford, A. H.; and Wells, B. B.: Clinical Diagnosis by Laboratory Methods , ed 12, Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders Company, 1953, p 910. 25. Hogan, M. J., and Zimmerman, L. E.: Ophthalmic Pathology , Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders Company, 1962, p 237. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Ophthalmology American Medical Association

Primary Tuberculosis of the Conjunctiva

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Copyright © 1964 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0003-9950
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Abstract

Abstract Despite a dearth of statistical data to support the contention, primary tuberculosis of the conjunctiva is considered a rarity in this country. This case is reported because of this apparent low incidence, to keep awareness of the disease active, and to again show the clinical features, therapy, course, and histological features of the disease. Since the case report of Bruce and Locatcher-Khorazo in 1947,1 the foreign literature has had several reports of primary tuberculosis of the conjunctiva.2-18 Fewer cases have appeared in the American literature.19-22 The rarity of this disease, or reports in the literature of it, is, perhaps, partially attested to by the statement that no cases of conjunctival tuberculosis were found among 41,730 patients at Baltimore Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Charity Hospital1; and by the fact that the case reported in this paper is only the second such confirmed by cultures among 139,607 References 1. Sulfacetamide 15% in buffered pH 7.4, 0.5 methylcellulose solution. Alcon. 2. Bruce, G. M., and Locatcher-Khorazo, D.: Primary Tuberculosis of the Conjunctiva , Arch Ophthal 37:375-378, 1947.Crossref 3. Azzohi, U.: Streptomycin in Tuberculosis of the Conjunctiva , Terap Antibiot (Milano) 3:43-45, 1953. 4. Bendelac, J.: Primary Conjunctival Tuberculosis , Maroc Méd 35:740-741, 1956. 5. Damel, C. S.: Clinical Contribution to the Knowledge of Tuberculosis of the Conjunctiva , Arch Soc Oftal Hisp Amer 11:122-135, 1951. 6. Eadie, S.: Primary Tuberculosis of the Conjunctiva Treated With Streptomycin and PAS , Brit J Ophthal 38:568-570, 1954.Crossref 7. Joannides, T., and Haka, H.: Primary Tuberculosis of the Conjunctiva , Bull Hellen Soc Ophthal 28:35, 1960. 8. Kamel, S.: Primary Tuberculosis of the Conjunctiva , Brit J Ophthal 34:322-327, 1950.Crossref 9. Kamel, S.: Tuberculosis of the Conjunctiva , Bull Ophthal Soc Egypt 48:91-97, 1955. 10. Lian, D. K.: Conjunctival Tuberculosis , Madj Kedokt Indon (Djakarta) 5:47-48, 1955. 11. Malanova, N. L.: Tuberculous Lesions of the Conjunctiva , Vestn Oftal 73:13-14, 1960. 12. Paliarani, N.: Clinical Contribution to the Knowledge of Tuberculosis of the Conjunctiva , Boll Oculist 30:404-411, 1951. 13. Polychronakos, D.: A Case of Conjunctival Tuberculosis , Arch Ophthal Soc N Greece 1:159, 1952. 14. Rugiero, H.; Halperin, L.; and Arouh, J.: Primary Tuberculous Conjunctival Infection , Arch Oftal B Air 30:485-490, 1955. 15. Sacca, M.: Primary Tuberculosis of the Conjunctiva , Minerva Pediat 6:460-463, 1954. 16. Sengupta, M.: Tuberculosis of the Eyelid and Conjunctiva , Indian J Derm 2:38-39, 1956. 17. Slem, G.: A Case of Conjunctival Tuberculosis , Göz Klin (Istanbul) 11:76-78, 1956. 18. Trounce, D. Q.: Primary Tuberculous Complex of the Left Eye , Proc Roy Soc Med 44:229-239, 1951. 19. von Berger, G. P.: A Case of Primary Tuberculosis of the Conjunctiva , G Ital Oftal 6:385-394, 1953. 20. Woods, A. C.: Pathogenesis and Treatment of Ocular Tuberculosis , Arch Ophthal 52:174-196, 1954.Crossref 21. Donegan, J. M.: Primary Tuberculosis of the Conjunctiva , Amer J Ophthal 33:1117-1121, 1950. 22. Sykowski, P.: Streptomycin Treatment of Conjunctival Tuberculosis , Amer J Ophthal 33:1291-1292, 1950. 23. Anhalt, E. F.; Chang, G.; and Byron, H. M.: Conjunctival Tuberculosis , Amer J Ophthal 50:265-269, 1960. 24. Todd, J. C.; Sanford, A. H.; and Wells, B. B.: Clinical Diagnosis by Laboratory Methods , ed 12, Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders Company, 1953, p 910. 25. Hogan, M. J., and Zimmerman, L. E.: Ophthalmic Pathology , Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders Company, 1962, p 237.

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Archives of OphthalmologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Feb 1, 1964

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