Rapidly progressive bilateral optic nerve and retinal infarctions due to rhinocerebral mucormycosis and pseudoephedrine use Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Arthritis, Rheumatoid
  • Patient Care Team

abstract

  • © 2016 American Academy of Neurology.Rhinocerebral mucormycosis is a life-threatening fungal disease due to Rhizopus or Mucor species. Infection typically occurs in patients who are immunocompromised or have poorly controlled diabetes.1 The classical syndrome consists of a rapidly progressive sinusitis, periorbital edema and cellulitis, ophthalmoplegia, and unilateral visual loss.1-3 We report rapidly progressive bilateral visual loss from mucormycosis due to bilateral optic nerve and retinal infarction in a patient with diabetes.

publication date

  • December 2016

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1212/CPJ.0000000000000253

PubMed ID

  • 29849194

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 549

end page

  • 552

volume

  • 6

number

  • 6