Capreomycin-induced optic neuritis in a case of multidrug resistant pulmonary tuberculosis

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A patient of multidrug-resistant pulmonary tuberculosis was prescribed an anti-tubercular regimen containing capreomycin. Patient developed optic neuritis 3 months after starting treatment. Investigations did not reveal any specific cause for this ocular condition and on discontinuing capreomycin his vision recovered. We conclude that capreomycin is the cause of reversible optic neuritis in our case.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)247-248
Number of pages2
JournalIndian Journal of Pharmacology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 01-08-2010


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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