Optic Neuropathy and Paratrigeminal Syndrome due to Aspergillus fumigatus

Joel M. Weinstein, Fred A. Sattler, Javad Towfighi, Joseph Sassani, Robert B. Page

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Abstract

Chronic Aspergillus meningitis and cerebral vasculitis occurred in a 67-year-old man. He experienced periorbital pain that increased in severity during a tenmonth period. Although no focal neurologic deficits were initially present, oculosympathetic paresis, corneal hypesthesia, and optic neuropathy developed. This is the first report, to our knowledge, of paratrigeminal syndrome with optic neuropathy due to aspergillosis. The case was also unusual because it was chronic and there was no extracerebral infection or predisposing factors, such as underlying malignancy or collagen vascular disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)582-585
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of Neurology
Volume39
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1982

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Neurology

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