[Cutaneous eyelid tuberculosis--a case report]

Klin Oczna. 2011;113(4-6):172-4.
[Article in Polish]


Tuberculosis is a bacterial infection caused by a germ called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria usually attacks the lungs, but it can also affects other human organs or tissues. Localization of tuberculosis out of respiratory system is very rare and sometimes difficult to establish. Our patient finally diagnosed as lid tuberculosis with negative tuberculin reaction and clinical presentation as basal cell carcinoma of the lids, is a strong argument for that.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Antitubercular Agents / therapeutic use
  • Eyelid Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Eyelid Diseases / drug therapy
  • Eyelid Diseases / microbiology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis / isolation & purification*
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Tuberculin Test
  • Tuberculosis, Ocular / diagnosis*
  • Tuberculosis, Ocular / drug therapy


  • Antitubercular Agents