The Collaborative Ocular Tuberculosis Study (COTS) Consensus (CON) Group Meeting Proceedings.

Agrawal, Rupesh; Testi, Ilaria; Mahajan, Sarakshi; Yuen, Yew Sen; Agarwal, Aniruddha; Rousselot, Andres; Raje, Dhananjay; Gunasekeran, Dinesh Visva; Kon, Onn Min; Barisani-Asenbauer, Talin; Kempen, John H; Gupta, Amod; Jabs, Douglas A; Smith, Justine R; Bodaghi, Bahram; Zierhut, Manfred; DeSmet, Marc; Cluskey, Peter Mc; Agarwal, Mamta; Agarwal, Manisha; ... (2020). The Collaborative Ocular Tuberculosis Study (COTS) Consensus (CON) Group Meeting Proceedings. Ocular immunology and inflammation, 28(sup1), pp. 85-95. Taylor & Francis 10.1080/09273948.2020.1716025

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An international, expert led consensus initiative was set up by the Collaborative Ocular Tuberculosis Study (COTS) group to develop systematic, evidence, and experience-based recommendations for the treatment of ocular TB using a modified Delphi technique process. In the first round of Delphi, the group identified clinical scenarios pertinent to ocular TB based on five clinical phenotypes (anterior uveitis, intermediate uveitis, choroiditis, retinal vasculitis, and panuveitis). Using an interactive online questionnaires, guided by background knowledge from published literature, 486 consensus statements for initiating ATT were generated and deliberated amongst 81 global uveitis experts. The median score of five was considered reaching consensus for initiating ATT. The median score of four was tabled for deliberation through Delphi round 2 in a face-to-face meeting. This report describes the methodology adopted and followed through the consensus process, which help elucidate the guidelines for initiating ATT in patients with choroidal TB.

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04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Ophthalmology

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Munk, Marion, Tappeiner, Christoph


600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health




Taylor & Francis




Marion Munk

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26 May 2020 16:40

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05 Dec 2022 15:38

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Antitubercular therapy Collaborative Ocular Tuberculosis Study Consensus (COTS CON) choroiditis consensus guidelines ocular tuberculosis


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