Diagnosis of ocular tuberculosis

This review article provides an update on the methods diagnosing ocular tuberculosis (TB), the difficulties in making the diagnosis and makes recommendations to a more accurate diagnosis by combining the available diagnostic tests. Today ocular TB remains a presumptive clinical...

Three years of experience with quantiferon-TB Gold Testing in patients with uveitis

Quantiferon-TB Gold is a new alternative to the tuberculin skin test that utilises synthetic peptides representing M. tuberculosis antigens ESAT-6, CFP-10, TB7.7 and upon incubation with whole blood IFN-γ is released from pre-sensitised T cells and can be measured by...

Polymerase chain reaction evaluation of infectious multifocal serpiginoid choroiditis

This paper presents a retrospective review of infectious agents associated with multifocal serpiginous choroiditis (MSC) based on polymerase chain reaction (PCR) evaluation and specific antimicrobial therapy. The study included 13 patients with MSC who were evaluated with PCR for the...