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Ocular tuberculosis: current perspectives

Overview of attention for article published in Clinical Ophthalmology, November 2015
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (79th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (87th percentile)

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Title
Ocular tuberculosis: current perspectives
Published in
Clinical Ophthalmology, November 2015
DOI 10.2147/opth.s65254
Pubmed ID
Authors

Faiz Shakarchi

Abstract

The World Health Organization currently estimates that nearly two billion people, or one-third of the world's population, are infected by tuberculosis, and that roughly 10% of the infected people are symptomatic. Tuberculosis affects the lungs in 80% of patients, while in the remaining 20% the disease may affect other organs, including the eye. Uveitis can be seen concurrently with tuberculosis, but a direct association is difficult to prove. Ocular tuberculosis is usually not associated with clinical evidence of pulmonary tuberculosis, as up to 60% of extrapulmonary tuberculosis patients may not have pulmonary disease. The diagnosis of tuberculous uveitis is often problematic and in nearly all reported cases, the diagnosis was only presumptive. Tuberculous uveitis is a great mimicker of various uveitis entities and it can be considered in the differential diagnosis of any type of intraocular inflammation. It is still unknown if ocular manifestations result from a direct mycobacterium infection or hypersensitivity reaction and this is reflected on the management of tuberculous uveitis. Prevalence of tuberculosis as an etiology of uveitis may reach up to 10% in endemic areas. Tuberculous uveitis is a vision-threatening disease that inevitably leads to blindness if not properly diagnosed and treated. The aim of this review is to illustrate the various clinical features and management of presumed tuberculous uveitis. The current review focuses on the diagnostic criteria, significance of tuberculin skin test, and use of systemic corticosteroids in the management of tuberculous uveitis as recommended in recent publications.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 2%
United Kingdom 1 2%
Unknown 51 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Postgraduate 16 30%
Student > Bachelor 9 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 11%
Unspecified 5 9%
Researcher 5 9%
Other 12 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 37 70%
Unspecified 6 11%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 8%
Immunology and Microbiology 3 6%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 4%
Other 1 2%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 07 January 2016.
All research outputs
#2,652,177
of 12,488,808 outputs
Outputs from Clinical Ophthalmology
#125
of 1,597 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#68,732
of 341,994 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Clinical Ophthalmology
#9
of 71 outputs
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