Neuropatia óptica unilateral secundária à aracnoidite por Cryptococcus neoformans em paciente com SIDA

Neuropatia óptica unilateral secundária à aracnoidite por Cryptococcus neoformans em paciente com SIDA

Autores:

André L. L. Curi,
Raul N. G. Vianna

ARTIGO ORIGINAL

Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia

versão impressa ISSN 0004-2749versão On-line ISSN 1678-2925

Arq. Bras. Oftalmol. vol.60 no.2 São Paulo abr. 1997

http://dx.doi.org/10.5935/0004-2749.19970073

SUMMARY

The aim of this paper is to report a case of ocular manifestation of Cryptococcus neoformans infection in AIDS, in which the patient presented sudden loss of vision.

Ophthalmoscopy revealed unilateral optic disc edema, evolving to optic atrophy after 15 days.

We suggest, by the evolution and important visual loss (amaurosis), the diagnosis of unilateral optic neuropathy secondary to presumed Cryptococcus neoformans aracnoiditis.

Key words: Cryptococcus neoformans; AIDS; optic neuropathy; optic atrophy

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