Simultaneous choroidal tuberculoma and epididymo-orchitis caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Gupta, Vishali, Gupta, Amod, Arora, Sunil, Sachdeva, Naresh and Bambery, Pradeep (2005) Simultaneous choroidal tuberculoma and epididymo-orchitis caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. American Journal of Ophthalmology, 140 2: 310-312. doi:10.1016/j.ajo.2005.01.023


Author Gupta, Vishali
Gupta, Amod
Arora, Sunil
Sachdeva, Naresh
Bambery, Pradeep
Title Simultaneous choroidal tuberculoma and epididymo-orchitis caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Journal name American Journal of Ophthalmology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0002-9394
1879-1891
Publication date 2005-08-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.ajo.2005.01.023
Volume 140
Issue 2
Start page 310
End page 312
Total pages 3
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Formatted abstract
PURPOSE:
To report positive polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for Mycobacterium tuberculosis from the vitreous and epididymal fluid in a patient of choroidal tuberculoma and epididymitis.

DESIGN:
Interventional case report.

METHODS: SETTING:
Institutional setting.

INTERVENTION:
Vitreous and epididymal fluid tap subjected to PCR for primer IS 6110 sequence specific for M. tuberculosis. Purification of DNA product and sequencing on an automated DNA sequencer. Institution of antitubercular therapy.

MAIN
OUTCOME MEASURE:
Matching of sequence with NCBI's data bank response to antitubercular therapy.

RESULTS:

DNA products from vitreous and epidiymal fluid matched with IS 6110 sequence of M. tuberculosis. Choroidal granuloma and epididymitis responded to antitubercular therapy.

CONCLUSIONS:

Simultaneous choroidal tuberculoma and epididymitis resulted from an infection by M. tuberculosis, and both matched with IS 6110 sequence of M. tuberculosis.
Keyword Polymerase-Chain-Reaction
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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