Diplopia as the primary presentation of foodborne botulism

Khakshoor, H. and Moghaddam, A. A. S. and Vejdani, A. H. and Armstrong, B. K. and Moshirfar, M. (2012) Diplopia as the primary presentation of foodborne botulism. Oman Journal of Ophthalmology, 5 (2). pp. 109-111.

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Foodborne botulism is a serious condition caused by Clostridium botulinum neurotoxin. Clinically, botulism presents as bilateral cranial nerve neuropathy and descending paralysis. We report a unique presentation of botulism to remind clinicians of this potentially fatal condition. In this observational case report initial evaluation showed only esodeviation. This progressed to unilateral cranial nerve six (CN VI) paresis along with systemic signs. Clinical diagnosis was made based on in-depth history and concurrent symptoms in three other patients. Foodborne botulism presenting as diplopia and unilateral motility deficits is rare and can represent a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge to the ophthalmologist. © 2012 Khakshoor H, et al.

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Additional Information: Cited By :3 Export Date: 16 February 2020 Correspondence Address: Khakshoor, H.; Department of Ophthalmology, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Khatam Al-Anbia Hospital, Mashhad, Iran; email: hkhakshoor@yahoo.com
Uncontrolled Keywords: Diplopia flaccid paralysis foodborne botulism
Subjects: WW Ophthalmology
Divisions: Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: mr lib5 lib5
Date Deposited: 14 May 2020 16:46
Last Modified: 14 May 2020 16:46
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/18918

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