Disseminated Tuberculosis in a Postpartum Young Women Presenting as Isolated Optic Neuritis
- optic neuritis
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Tuberculosis (TB) is the first infectious disease declared by the World Health Organization as a global health mergency. It remains the leading cause of death among infectious diseases causing more deaths worldwide than uman immune deficiency virus (HIV) . The following case report highlights the occult and non specific resentations of the disease which makes it a diagnostic challenge. We report a case of extensively disseminated tuberculosis in an immune competent post partum young woman presenting as isolated optic neuritis. Extra pulmonary tuberculosis is commoner among immune compromised patients. Co-existence of military and intracranial tuberculosis in an immune competent person is extremely rare.