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BMJ Case Rep. 2018 Jun 8;2018. pii: bcr-2017-224028. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2017-224028.

Orbital cysticercosis.

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Department of Ophthalmology, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, AIIMS, New Delhi, India.

Abstract

A young male patient presented to our ocular emergency department with chief complaints of progressive pain, redness, diplopia and a right-sided face turn. Ocular examination revealed severely restricted extraocular movements along with retinal folds in the left eye. Initial orbital ultrasound and CT findings were equivocal; however, serology favoured an infective cause. Considering the endemicity of the disease and equivocal investigation findings, a diagnosis of orbital cysticercosis with an atypical presentation was made. The patient was managed medically with a combination of oral albendazole and steroids over a period of 6 weeks to achieve optimal results.

KEYWORDS:

medical education; medical management; ophthalmology

PMID:
29884714
DOI:
10.1136/bcr-2017-224028
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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