Ophthalmoparesis, papillitis and premacular hemorrhage in a case with endocarditis: A rare presentation of brucellosis


Sahin O. G. , Pelit A., Turunc T., Akova Y. A.

INDIAN JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, cilt.58, ss.164-166, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 58 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4103/0301-4738.60098
  • Dergi Adı: INDIAN JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.164-166

Özet

We report a rare presentation of brucellosis as bilateral optic nerve and right abducent nerve involvement, and endocarditis complicated by right premacular hemorrhage in a 28-year-old white female. The patient showed improvement with both medical and surgical therapy. Brucellosis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of papillitis, gaze palsy and endocarditis complicated with premacular hemorrhage in endemic regions.