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CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 95-97

Ocular involvement of brucellosis


1 Department of Ophthalmology, Hamedan University of Medical Sciences, Iran
2 Department of Orthopedics, Hamedan University of Medical Sciences, Iran
3 Department of Infectious Diseases, Hamedan University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Alireza Yavarikia
Department of Orthopedics, Hamedan University of Medical Sciences
Iran
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-9233.106407

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A 29-year-old male diagnosed with brucellosis a week earlier was referred to the ophthalmology clinic with visual complaints. On examination, visual acuity was 20/25, he had conjunctival injection on slit lamp examination. There was also bilateral optic disk swelling plus retinal hyperemia (optic disc hyperemia and vascular tortuosity) and intraretinal hemorrhage on funduscopy. The patient was admitted and treated with cotrimoxazole, rifampin, doxycycline and prednisolone for 2 months. Ocular manifestations subsided gradually within 6 months after treatment. Brucellosis can affect the eye and lead to serious ocular complications. Early diagnosis and prompt treatment should be considered in endemic areas.


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