Short duration respiratory illness with abducens palsy in a young man

Undrakonda, Vivekanand and Shashikiran, Umakanth (2011) Short duration respiratory illness with abducens palsy in a young man. BMJ Case Reports. pp. 1-2.

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Abstract

Acute onset of diplopia associated with high-grade fever, sore throat and cough without features of raised intracranial tension in a young patient is an uncommon presentation. A diagnosis of abducent nerve palsy due to pontine tuberculoma associated with miliary tuberculosis was made based on sputum examination, chest x-ray and MRI. On diagnosis, monocular patching of the left eye was performed to avoid diplopia and primary antitubercular drugs with systemic steroids were given. An unfortunate 48 h delay in starting the antitubercular treatment likely decreased the probability of survival

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Medicine
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Ophthalmology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 04 May 2013 05:54
Last Modified: 04 May 2013 05:54
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/79945

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