Chiasmal optic neuritis in lyme disease

I. U. Scott, A. Silva-Lepe, R. M. Siatkowski

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)136-138
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Ophthalmology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ophthalmology


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