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2018-10-21 4:28:02


Senda J, etc.,al. Acute Unilateral Isolated Oculomotor Nerve Palsy in an Adult Patient with Influenza A. Intern Med. 2018 Sep 12.
submited by kickingbird at Sep, 16, 2018 11:0 AM from Intern Med. 2018 Sep 12.

An otherwise healthy 44-year-old woman exhibited isolated unilateral oculomotor nerve palsy accompanied by an influenza A infection. An intra-orbital MRI scan revealed that her right third intracranial nerve was enlarged and enhanced. She recovered completely during the first month after treatment with oseltamivir phosphate. Although intracranial nerve disorders that result from influenza infections are most frequently reported in children, it is noteworthy that influenza can also cause focal intracranial nerve inflammation with ophthalmoparesis in adults. These disorders can be diagnosed using intra-orbital MRI scans with appropriate sequences and through immunological assays to detect the presence of antiganglioside antibodies.

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