Optic neuritis secondary to antiandrogen therapy

Optic neuritis secondary to antiandrogen therapy Ir J Med Sci (2017) 186:565–570 DOI 10.1007/s11845-016-1544-1 CASE BASED REVIEWS 1 1 A.N´ı Mhe ´alo ´ id G. Cunniffe Received: 14 June 2016 / Accepted: 25 December 2016 / Published online: 30 December 2016 Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland 2016 Abstract Conclusion Known side-effects of cyproterone acetate Background Optic neuropathy is a disorder characterised include retinal vascular disorder and retinal vein throm- by dysfunction or destruction of the optic nerve tissues. bosis, but an association with optic neuritis had not been Acquired causes include interruption in the blood supply, described to date. There was a temporal relationship nutritional deficiency, compression by a tumour or aneur- between cessation of the medication and improvement in ysm, trauma, and toxic types (Ambizas and Patel In US visual symptoms. This implies that discontinuation of the Pharm 36(4):HS2–HS6, 1). Drug-induced optic neuropathy offending drug constitutes the basis of treatment in drug- is of the toxic type and can be defined as a clinical syn- induced optic neuropathy. drome characterised by papillomacular bundle damage, central, or cecocentral scotoma, and reduced colour vision Keywords Optic neuritis  Antiandrogen  Polycystic (Ambizas and Patel In US Pharm 36(4):HS2–HS6, 2011; ovarian syndrome  Endocrinology  Ophthalmology http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Irish Journal of Medical Science (1971 -) Springer Journals

Optic neuritis secondary to antiandrogen therapy

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Springer London
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Copyright © 2016 by Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland
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Medicine & Public Health; Internal Medicine; General Practice / Family Medicine
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0021-1265
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1863-4362
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10.1007/s11845-016-1544-1
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