Short duration respiratory illness with abducens palsy in a young man

Vivekanand Undrakonda, Shashikiran Umakanth

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Acute onset of diplopia associated with high-grade fever, sore throat and cough without features of raised intracranial tension in a young patient is an uncommon presentation. A diagnosis of abducent nerve palsy due to pontine tuberculoma associated with miliary tuberculosis was made based on sputum examination, chest x-ray and MRI. On diagnosis, monocular patching of the left eye was performed to avoid diplopia and primary antitubercular drugs with systemic steroids were given. An unfortunate 48 h delay in starting the antitubercular treatment likely decreased the probability of survival.

Original languageEnglish
JournalBMJ Case Reports
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Publication statusPublished - 24-10-2011

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Diplopia
Abducens Nerve
Antitubercular Agents
Miliary Tuberculosis
Tuberculoma
Pharyngitis
Sputum
Cough
Paralysis
Fever
Thorax
Steroids
X-Rays
Survival
Abducens Palsy
Therapeutics

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  • Medicine(all)

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Short duration respiratory illness with abducens palsy in a young man. / Undrakonda, Vivekanand; Umakanth, Shashikiran.

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