Phlyctenulosis

Phlyctenulosis is a hypersensitivity reaction of the cornea to toxins. The most common cause of phlyctenulosis is a staph. BUT, here in the jungle, tuberculosis is alway high on our differential until proven otherwise. This kiddo came in with a red eye and little pustules where the brown iris meets with white of the eye. They responded quickly to Gent drops. PPD negative.

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