Chloramphenicol - Not so innocuous: A case of optic neuritis

Adrian T. Fung, Bernard Hudson, Frank A. Billson

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Abstract

The authors present a case of optic neuritis in an adult patient who had been self-prescribing extraordinarily large dosages of chloramphenicol for chronic prostatitis over several years. The visual symptoms resolved upon cessation of the drug and prescription of B group vitamins. Chloramphenicol optic neuritis has not been described in the literature for over 20 years and previously predominantly in children with cystic fibrosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-2
Number of pages2
JournalBMJ Case Reports
Volume2011
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

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