Tubercular scleritis

Kathmandu Univ Med J (KUMJ). 2010 Jul-Sep;8(31):352-6. doi: 10.3126/kumj.v8i3.6228.


Scleritis is a severe painful inflammatory process centred in the sclera. A scleritis may be a harbinger of many systemic diseases so that it is important to exclude multisystem disease. We describe a case of unilateral tubercular anterior nodular non-necrotizing scleritis. Anterior nodular non-necrotizing scleritis is relatively an uncommon manifestation of tuberculosis. It may be difficult to diagnose and manage the disease. However, good history, detail clinical evaluation, appropriate and timely management shows a good response to the disease.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Antitubercular Agents / therapeutic use
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Nepal / epidemiology
  • Scleritis / diagnosis
  • Scleritis / etiology*
  • Tuberculosis, Ocular / complications*
  • Tuberculosis, Ocular / diagnosis*
  • Tuberculosis, Ocular / drug therapy


  • Antitubercular Agents