Home Archive Vol.40, No.1, 2014 A Rare Case of Ocular Myositis

A Rare Case of Ocular Myositis

Carmen Albu(1), B. Cǎtǎlin(2), Cornelia Zaharia(1)

(1)Neurology Clinic, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Clinical Emergency Hospital of Craiova, Romania, (2)Physiology Department University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania; Center of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Craiova, Romania

    Abstract: We report the case of a 43 year old man who presented recurrent left abducens palsy. His medical history included arterial hypertension, ischemic cardiomiopathy, dyslipidemia, rhinitis, maxillary sinusitis. Physical examination revealed a overweight patient, horizontal gaze diplopia, left nerve VI paresis, mild left retro-orbital pain. The orbital MRI also didn�t offer new information: mild external edema on the left eye, with normal tendon aspect, no thickening or enhancement of the muscle belly and also normal aspect of the bony orbit. Recurrent palsy of EOMs can be caused in rare cases by ocular myositis.
    Keywords: ocular myositis, unilateral, corticotherapy

DOI 10.12865/CHSJ.40.01.14

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