A 14-year-old girl presented with a history of left-sided headache and acute bilateral blurred vision. She had a remote history of oral tetracycline use for the treatment of acne vulgaris, which had been discontinued for 1 month. The patient was diagnosed with drug-induced intracranial hypertension (IH) and treated with oral acetazolamide with subsequent resolution of symptoms. IH, a known rare complication of the tetracycline class of antibiotics, can also have a delayed presentation after discontinuation of the medication.
Department of Ophthalmology, Hotel Dieu Hospital, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
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