Ophthalmic manifestations of central nervous system tuberculosis--two case reports.
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.
Department of Ophthalmology, IMS & SUM Hospital, Kalinga Nagar, Ghatikia, Bhubaneswar, Orissa 751003. firstname.lastname@example.org
SourceThe Indian journal of tuberculosis 58:4 2011 Oct pg 196-8
Eye Movement Measurements
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Ocular Motility Disorders
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Pub Type(s)Case Reports