Neglected intraocular wooden foreign bodies
Hanane Oummad, amina Laghmari
The Pan African Medical Journal. ;29:201. doi:10.11604/pamj..29.201.12092

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Neglected intraocular wooden foreign bodies

Hanane Oummad, Amina Laghmari
Pan Afr Med J. 2018; 29:201. doi:10.11604/pamj.2018.29.201.12092. Published 06 Apr 2018

A 40-year-old HIV-positive female presented with an erythematous macular eruption involving the malar and periorbital area, the forehead and neck of six weeks of duration (A). She had initiated antiretroviral treatment with co-formulated tenofovir/lamivudine/efavirenz QD plus isoniazid preventive therapy (IPT) 18 weeks before with CD4 counts of 496 cells/¼l (25%). Drug-induced subacute cutaneous lupus erythematous (DI-SCLE) secondary to isoniazid was clinically diagnosed and isoniazid was stopped. Antinuclear antibody (ANA), anti-SSA/Ro, anti-SSB/La, anti-Sm, anti-RNP and antihistone antibodies were negative. Complete blood count, eGFR and liver transaminases were normal. Three months after stopping isoniazid, the skin lesions resolved completely, supporting the diagnosis of isoniazid-induced SCLE (B). DI-SCLE with negative ANA has been described, but there are no reports in HIV-infected patients. With the current expanded provision of IPT to people living with HIV, it is important to be aware of this rare side effect of isoniazid despite the negativity of antibody assays.

Corresponding author:
Hanane Oummad, University of Mohamed V Souissi, Hôpital des Spécialités, Ophtalmology A Department, Morocco

©Hanane Oummad et al. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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