A CASE REPORT ON BACTERIAL MENINGITIS WITH COMPLETE OPHTHALMOPLEGIA WITH BILATERAL VISUAL LOSS
Elza Mathew*, Aida Mary Joseph, Apollo James, S. Haja Sherief and T. Sivakumar
More than 50% of the bacterial meningitis affected patients suffer from difficult severe complications such as hydrocephalus, brain edema, cerebrovascular complications and ventriculitis. Ophthalmoplegia is the rarest among them which is a condition of paralysis of muscles within or surrounding the eye. We report a case of a 66 year old lady with who was brought to emergency with complaints of fever, severe headache, neck pain and throat pain. On the basis of physical findings and CSF positive report she was diagnosed to have bacterial meningitis with complication of ophthalmoplegia. IV Antibiotics with IV Dexona was started. Antifungals were also given. On continuing the regular monitoring, she got back her eye movements.
Keywords: CSF, CNS, OPHTHALMOPLEGIA, NCCT.
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