• Users Online: 1167
  • Print this page
  • Email this page


 
 Table of Contents  
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 210

Serpiginoid choroiditis, tuberculosis, and sarcoidosis


1 Sanitation 1 Medical Academic Center, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Department of Biological Science, Joseph Ayobabalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji, Nigeria

Date of Web Publication12-Sep-2019

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Beuy Joob
Sanitation 1 Medical Academic Center, Bangkok
Thailand
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/tjo.tjo_142_18

Rights and Permissions

How to cite this article:
Joob B, Wiwanitkit V. Serpiginoid choroiditis, tuberculosis, and sarcoidosis. Taiwan J Ophthalmol 2019;9:210

How to cite this URL:
Joob B, Wiwanitkit V. Serpiginoid choroiditis, tuberculosis, and sarcoidosis. Taiwan J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Oct 20];9:210. Available from: http://www.e-tjo.org/text.asp?2019/9/3/210/259712



Dear Editor,

We read the publication on “Serpiginoid choroiditis associated with presumed ocular tuberculosis” with great interest.[1] Wang et al. noted that “The clinical presentation, interferon-gamma release assay test, and clinical response to antituberculosis therapy can support a presumed diagnosis of tubercular uveitis [1]” and also mentioned for the differential diagnosis for sarcoidosis. We would like to share an idea on this report. First, the case might be tuberculosis, but it can also be the case of sarcoidosis or the concurrence between two conditions. Regarding sarcoidosis, the use of broad-spectrum antimycobacterial can also result in clinical improvement.[2] The positive QuantiFERON-TB Gold test might be either a false positive or a true positive result for tuberculosis, but the infectious site might not be intraocular site (there is no positive confirmation from molecular diagnosis [1]). Hence, the exact diagnosis of the present case is still inconclusive.

Financial support and sponsorship

Nil.

Conflicts of interest

The authors declare that there are no conflicts of interests of this paper.



 
  References Top

1.
Wang TA, Lo KJ, Hwang DK, Chen SJ. Serpiginoid choroiditis associated with presumed ocular tuberculosis. Taiwan J Ophthalmol [Epub ahead of print]. Available from: http://www.e-tjo.org/preprintarticle.asp?id=232965. [Last cited on 2019 Apr 11].   Back to cited text no. 1
    
2.
Drake WP, Richmond BW, Oswald-Richter K, Yu C, Isom JM, Worrell JA, et al. Effects of broad-spectrum antimycobacterial therapy on chronic pulmonary sarcoidosis. Sarcoidosis Vasc Diffuse Lung Dis 2013;30:201-11.  Back to cited text no. 2
    




 

Top
 
 
  Search
 
Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
Access Statistics
Email Alert *
Add to My List *
* Registration required (free)

 
  In this article
References

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed259    
    Printed12    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded35    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal


[TAG2]
[TAG3]
[TAG4]