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Acute esotropia in heroin withdrawal: a case series.
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PMID:  14521504     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Esotropia during opiate withdrawal is a new clinical syndrome that has only recently been reported in the literature. METHODS: Clinical case series. RESULTS: Five patients with acute esotropia during opiate withdrawal are presented. In four there was evidence of underlying hyperopia and/or other strabismogenic features. CONCLUSIONS: The precise cause of esotropia with heroin withdrawal is uncertain. Most (and possibly all) of these patients have one or more objective strabismogenic features, and these are probably a large factor in the causation.
Lionel Kowal; Jared J Mee; Shivram Nadkarni; Susan Kalff; Michael Kozminsky
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Binocular vision & strabismus quarterly     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1088-6281     ISO Abbreviation:  Binocul Vis Strabismus Q     Publication Date:  2003  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-10-02     Completed Date:  2003-12-17     Revised Date:  2005-12-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9607281     Medline TA:  Binocul Vis Strabismus Q     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  163-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Ocular Motility Clinic, the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Locked Bag 8, East Melbourne, Australia 8002.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Disease Susceptibility
Esotropia / chemically induced*,  physiopathology
Heroin / adverse effects*
Substance Withdrawal Syndrome*
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