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Anti-tubercular treatment is not required in latent tuberculosis
  1. Hossein Nazari,
  2. Narsing A Rao
  1. Department of Ophthalmology, Doheny Eye Institute, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Narsing A Rao, Doheny Eye Institute, University of Southern California, 1450 San Pablo Street, DVRC211, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA; nrao{at}

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We read with interest the article ‘Duration of anti-tubercular therapy in uveitis associated with latent tuberculosis: a case-control study’ by Ang et al.1 However, we found the title misleading and erroneously suggestive of anti-tuberculosis treatment for latent tuberculosis. Our concern is mainly with the use of term ‘latent tuberculosis’ rather than ‘ocular tuberculosis’ for the patients included in the study.

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