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Chloramphenicol--not so innocuous: a case of optic neuritis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22715256     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The authors present a case of optic neuritis in an adult patient who had been self-prescribing extraordinarily large dosages of chloramphenicol for chronic prostatitis over several years. The visual symptoms resolved upon cessation of the drug and prescription of B group vitamins. Chloramphenicol optic neuritis has not been described in the literature for over 20 years and previously predominantly in children with cystic fibrosis.
Adrian T Fung; Bernard Hudson; Frank A Billson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2011-03-03
Journal Detail:
Title:  BMJ case reports     Volume:  2011     ISSN:  1757-790X     ISO Abbreviation:  BMJ Case Rep     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-20     Completed Date:  2013-02-19     Revised Date:  2013-07-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101526291     Medline TA:  BMJ Case Rep     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  IM    
Sydney Eye Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents / adverse effects*
Chloramphenicol / adverse effects*
Optic Neuritis / chemically induced*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents; 56-75-7/Chloramphenicol

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