Ethambutol induced optic neuritis in two brothers

Gupta, P.R.; Purohit, S.D.; Sharma, R.G. and Agarwal, K.C. (1984) Ethambutol induced optic neuritis in two brothers. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 31 (3). pp. 128-129.

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Two cases of ethambutol induced optic neuritis are reported. The patients were brothers. Both patients developed visual defects simultaneously while on ethambutol therapy in daily dosage of 20 mg. /kg. throughout. Zinc deficiency was possibly responsible for this.

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Uncontrolled Keywords:Ethambutol, Optic Neuritis, Visual Defects, Therapy, Zinc Deficiency, Bilateral Coarse Crepitations, Male, Patients, Acid Fast Bacilli, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Streptomycin, Isoniazid, Zinc Deficiency
Subjects:Eye Diseases > Optic Nerve Diseases > Optic Neuritis
Organic Chemicals > Hydrazines > Isoniazid
Nervous System Diseases > Cranial Nerve Diseases > Optic Nerve Diseases
Organic Chemicals > Amines > Polyamines
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Respiratory Tract Infections > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
Carbohydrates and Hypoglycemic Agents > Carbohydrates > Glycosides > Aminoglycosides > Streptomycin
Persons > Patients
Inorganic Chemicals > Elements > Metals, Heavy
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Lung Diseases > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
-Journal Repositories > Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
Inorganic Chemicals > Metals > Metals, Heavy
ID Code:2785
Deposited By:Mrs Naina Pandita
Deposited On:02 April 2008

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