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Tuberculosis of the conjunctiva occurring in association with a neighbouring lupus vulgaris lesion.
  1. C. D. Cook and
  2. M. Hainsworth
  1. Edendale Hospital, Pietermaritzburg, Republic of South Africa.


    A case of tuberculosis of the conjunctiva in association with a neighbouring lupus vulgaris lesion is reported. Both lesions resolved within one month of starting antituberculous therapy. Tuberculosis of the conjunctiva is nowadays a rare condition. It should be considered in the differential diagnosis of any unusual chronic conjunctivitis, particularly in patients who are at risk of contracting tuberculosis.

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