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Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology:
doi: 10.1097/WNO.0b013e31829ff911
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Bilateral Optic Neuritis due to Malaria

Chacko, Joseph G. MD; Onteddu, Sanjeeva MD; Rosenbaum, Eric R. MD, MPH

Section Editor(s): McCulley, Timothy J. MD

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Abstract

Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease caused by protists of the genus Plasmodium. Malaria is widespread in tropical regions around the equator, including much of sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and the Americas, and uncommonly seen in the developed world. Although a variety of ocular manifestations have been linked to malaria, optic neuritis is rare. We report a patient who developed bilateral optic neuritis after he was treated successfully for acute falciparum malaria.

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