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Ophthalmic manifestations of central nervous system tuberculosis--two case reports.

Abstract

In this report, we present two unusual ocular manifestations due to CNS tuberculosis. One of the cases is a 7 years' old boy with brain stem tuberculoma who presented with horizontal gaze palsy. The other is a 14 years' old girl with temporal lobe tuberculoma who presented with unilateral sixth nerve paresis and papilledema. Both responded well to treatment with antitubercular drugs. It highlights the importance of gaze palsy as a rare manifestation of CNS tuberculosis.

Authors

Lolly P, Rachita S, Satyasundar M

Source

The Indian journal of tuberculosis 58:4 2011 Oct pg 196-8

MeSH

Adolescent
Antitubercular Agents
Brain Stem
Child
Eye Movement Measurements
Female
Humans
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Male
Ocular Motility Disorders
Temporal Lobe
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome
Tuberculoma, Intracranial
Visual Acuity

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

22533169