Abducens nerve palsy in a case under treatment with systemic interferon

M. Hosogi, S. Hasebe, Toshihiko Matsuo, H. Ohtsuki

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A 42-year-old male developed right abducens nerve palsy. He had been under treatment with systemic interferon- α for chronic hepatitis C since 17 days before. The abducens palsy rapidly improved after discontinuation of interferon. Diplopia disappeared one month after discontinuation. Neurological examinations including magnetic resonance imaging failed to identify the cause of abducens palsy. This case illustrates that oculomotor narve palsy is a liability in patients under treatment with systemic interferon.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1357-1360
Number of pages4
JournalJapanese Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1997


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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