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Chiasmal optic neuritis in Lyme disease.

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Abstract

PURPOSE:

To report
Lyme disease as the cause of chiasmal optic neuritis in a 10-year-old girl.

METHODS:

The patient underwent ophthalmologic, laboratory, and imaging examinations.

RESULTS:

The patient’s history and clinical course were consistent with
Lyme disease. Laboratory studies disclosed increased serum
Lyme immunoglobulin G titer, which improved after antibiotic treatment.

CONCLUSION:

Lyme disease should be considered in the differential diagnosis of chiasmal optic neuritis.

Am J Ophthalmol. 1997 Jan;123(1):136-8. Case Reports

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