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Visual loss caused by pseudotumor cerebri in an infant on peritoneal dialysis.
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PMID:  11322367     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Infants with chronic renal insufficiency have multiple risk factors for developing pseudotumor cerebri (PTC) and are at particular risk for being diagnosed with PTC late, because of their inability to express symptoms. We describe a 13-month-old infant dependent on peritoneal dialysis, without evidence of central nervous system infection or inflammation, who developed acute vision loss secondary to PTC. Signs of PTC in infants include torticollis, inattentiveness, inability to track, facial paresis, or new-onset strabismus. Physicians responsible for the care of children with renal failure should be aware of the potential for PTC, as the diagnosis should be made as early as possible to prevent permanent visual loss.
A Belson; D M Alcorn; P D Yorgin; P G Fisher; M Sarwal
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric nephrology (Berlin, Germany)     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0931-041X     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr. Nephrol.     Publication Date:  2001 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-04-26     Completed Date:  2001-08-09     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8708728     Medline TA:  Pediatr Nephrol     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  216-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA 94305, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Brain / pathology
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Peritoneal Dialysis*
Pseudotumor Cerebri / complications*,  pathology
Vision Disorders / diagnosis,  etiology*

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