Case Report

Tuberculosis manifested as Parinaud’s oculoglandular syndrome

Ngaatendwe Mataswa, Rangarirai Masanganise
African Vision and Eye Health | Vol 77, No 1 | a423 | DOI: | © 2018 Ngaatendwe Mataswa, Rangarirai Masanganise | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 08 September 2017 | Published: 21 June 2018

About the author(s)

Ngaatendwe Mataswa, Sekuru Kaguvi Eye Hospital, Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals, Zimbabwe
Rangarirai Masanganise, College of Health Sciences, University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe


A 5-year-old male patient presented to the Sekuru Kaguvi Eye Hospital (SKH) with a painful discharging right eye (RE) for 1 year. Two months prior to presentation, he developed a non-productive cough, night sweats and loss of weight. On examination, a granulomatous follicular conjunctivitis and a corneal phlyctenule were noted in the RE, as well as ipsilateral preauricular lymphadenopathy. In collaboration with the paediatricians, a diagnosis of Parinaud’s oculoglandular syndrome (POGS) as a manifestation of tuberculosis was made. This is the first reported case of POGS and tuberculosis in Zimbabwe.


Parinaud’s Oculoglandular Syndrome; tuberculosis; granulomatous conjunctivitis


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