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Causes of Tuberculous uveitis

Causes of Tuberculous uveitis

Tuberculous uveitis is caused by the bacteria, Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Tuberculous uveitis is either primary, with the eye being the initial site of infection, or secondary, in which the bacteria spread to the eye from another primary site.

Primary Cause of Tuberculous uveitis

The primary cause of Tuberculous uveitis is the result:

  • of transmission of an infectious agent by another person by one or more of the following: saliva, air, cough, fecal-oral route, surfaces, blood, needles, blood transfusions, sexual contact, mother to fetus, etc.

Tuberculous uveitis: Causes and Types

Causes of Broader Categories of Tuberculous uveitis: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

Related information on causes of Tuberculous uveitis:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Tuberculous uveitis may be found in:


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