Tuberculous Subretinal Abscess in a Non-HIV Patient with Mil
Tuberculosis (TB) is a granulomatous disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which currently remains a worldwide health problem, especially in endemic countries and in patients undergoing any kind of immunosuppression. In 2014, 9.6 million people have fallen ill and 1.5 million people died of TB.

Ninety percent of infected people are asymptomatic, while among those who develop the disease, close to 80% have pulmonary manifestations. Only 20% of the patients have an extrapulmonary disease. Ocular TB is a rare disorder. In cases with ophthalmic involvement, any part of the eye or the orbit can be affected. Posterior uveitis is the most common ocular presentation, particularly multiple choroidal tubercles.

Case Report
A 24-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with major complaints of weight loss, asthenia, and a precervical mass during the last month. He had a family history of 2 of his relatives, who lived with him in an extremely poor environment, undergoing anti-TB medical treatment. A fine-needle aspiration biopsy of the mass was performed, and the Ziehl-Neelsen stain was positive for acid-fast bacilli. He was diagnosed as having scrofuloderma in the context of lung miliary TB. Bacilloscopy was negative on 3 occasions during hospitalization. Immunological status was assessed without remarkable results, and HIV test was negative.

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