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, vol.58, no.2, pp.164-166, 2010 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 58 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.4103/0301-4738.60098
  • Journal Name: INDIAN JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.164-166

Abstract

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.