Optochiasmatic and peripheral neuropathy due to ethambutol overtreatment

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Abstract

Ethambutol is known to cause optic neuropathy and, more rarely, axonal polyneuropathy. We characterize the clinical, neurophysiological, and neuroimaging findings in a 72-year-old man who developed visual loss and paresthesias after 11 weeks of exposure to a supratherapeutic dose of ethambutol. This case demonstrates the selective vulnerability of the anterior visual pathways and peripheral nerves to ethambutol toxicity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)257-258
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Neuro-Ophthalmology
Volume34
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Clinical Neurology

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