[Uveal effusion associated with presumed tuberculosis: case report]

Arq Bras Oftalmol. 2008 Sep-Oct;71(5):734-9. doi: 10.1590/s0004-27492008000500025.
[Article in Portuguese]


The authors report a rare association of uveal effusion with presumed ocular tuberculosis in a male patient who presented clinical improvement with the systemic use of prednisone 40 mg/d and rifampicin 600 mg/d. In addition, relevant aspects of the uveal effusion such as the pathogenesis, evolution of the disease, differential diagnosis and treatment are described through a revision of the literature.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Antibiotics, Antitubercular / therapeutic use
  • Exudates and Transudates / metabolism*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Prednisone / therapeutic use
  • Rifampin / therapeutic use
  • Tuberculosis, Ocular / complications*
  • Tuberculosis, Ocular / drug therapy
  • Uveal Diseases / etiology*
  • Uveal Diseases / pathology


  • Antibiotics, Antitubercular
  • Prednisone
  • Rifampin