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Optic neuropathy and ophthalmoplegia in herpes zoster oticus

Carroll, W.M. and Mastaglia, F.L. (1979) Optic neuropathy and ophthalmoplegia in herpes zoster oticus. Neurology, 29 (5). p. 726.

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A 55-year-old man with herpes zoster oticus and minimal cutaneous involvement developed reversible optic neuropathy, and ocular motor and cerebellar abnormalities. Serologic changes confirmed infection with herpes zoster. A demyelinating process seems likely to have been responsible for these lesions. It is suggested that herpes zoster antibody titers should be measured whenever the syndrome of polyneuritis cranialis of acute onset is being investigated.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: American Academy of Neurology
Copyright: © 1979 by the American Academy of Neurology
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