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Sudden onset blindness treated with pulse steroid therapy in a patient with microscopic polyangiitis

  • Yoshiro Horai EMAIL logo , Tomoya Miyamura , Karin Shimada , Soichiro Takahama , Rumi Minami , Masahiro Yamamoto and Eiichi Suematsu
From the journal Open Medicine

Abstract

We report a 71-year-old male with microscopic polyangiitis (MPA) who developed sudden-onset, progressive, bilateral visual loss associated with a relapse of MPA symptoms. The patient was referred to our hospital, and treated with intravenous pulse steroid therapy and high-dose oral prednisolone. Although the right eye remained vision deficient, visual acuity in the left eye recovered. Ocular manifestations of MPA are quite uncommon. This case emphasizes the necessity of early detection and initiation of prompt therapy where ocular manifestations of MPA occur.

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Published Online: 2011-8-9
Published in Print: 2011-10-1

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