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Ophthalmoparesis, papillitis and premacular hemorrhage in a case with endocarditis: A rare presentation ofBrucellosis

2010
Sahin, OzlemGurses
Pelit, Aysel
Turunc, Tugba
Akova, YoncaAydln
We report a rare presentation of brucellosis as bilateral optic nerve and right abducent nerve involvement, and endocarditis complicated by right premacular hemorrhage in a 28-year-old white female. The patient showed improvement with both medical and surgical therapy. Brucellosis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of papillitis, gaze palsy and endocarditis complicated with premacular hemorrhage in endemic regions.