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Cysticercosis of the optic nerve.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10770511     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Cysticercosis of the optic nerve has been reported only twice in the literature. A case of optic nerve cysticercosis in a 50-year-old woman with atypical optic neuritis is reported. Computerized tomography showed a thickened left optic nerve with a ring-enhancing lesion containing an eccentric nodule. An enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay test for cysticercosis further established the diagnosis. The patient was treated with oral prednisolone and albendazole, with no improvement in vision.
Authors:
V Menon; R Tandon; S Khanna; P Sharma; S Khokhar; S Vashisht; I Garg
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neuro-ophthalmology : the official journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1070-8022     ISO Abbreviation:  J Neuroophthalmol     Publication Date:  2000 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-05-15     Completed Date:  2000-05-15     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9431308     Medline TA:  J Neuroophthalmol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  59-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
R.P. Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, New Delhi, India.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Albendazole / therapeutic use
Animals
Anthelmintics / therapeutic use
Anti-Inflammatory Agents / therapeutic use
Cysticercosis / diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  parasitology
Cysticercus / isolation & purification
Eye Infections, Parasitic / diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  parasitology
Female
Humans
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Middle Aged
Optic Neuritis / diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  pathology
Prednisolone / therapeutic use
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anthelmintics; 0/Anti-Inflammatory Agents; 50-24-8/Prednisolone; 54965-21-8/Albendazole

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