International Ophthalmology

, Volume 38, Issue 5, pp 2191–2194 | Cite as

Splenic tuberculosis and multifocal serpiginoid choroiditis

  • Pradeep KumarEmail author
  • Prateek Kakkar
  • Raghav Ravani
  • R. Karthikeya
  • Atul Kumar
Case Report


Serpiginoid multifocal choroiditis is a distinct morphological identity with a reported causal association with Mycobacterium tuberculosis. We report a case of serpiginoid multifocal choroiditis in a 17-year-old boy who was suffering from isolated splenic tuberculosis. He was treated with systemic steroids along with anti-tubercular treatment with good visual recovery. This case was unique as no other organs except spleen and choroid showed tubercular involvement. We hereby emphasize association of extrapulmonary sites with multifocal serpiginoid choroiditis and propose a thorough investigation for primary to be included in routine protocol of choroiditis workup.


Splenic Tuberculosis Multifocal Serpiginoid Choroiditis 


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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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All procedures performed in the study were in accordance with the ethical standards of the Institutional ethics committee, and with the 1964 Declaration of Helsinki and its later amendments.

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It was obtained from the participant included in the study and he consented to the submission of the case report for submission to the journal.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Unit 2, Dr Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic SciencesAll India Institute of Medical SciencesNew DelhiIndia

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