Intracranial hypertension causing visual failure in cryptococcus meningitis.

Tan, C T (1988) Intracranial hypertension causing visual failure in cryptococcus meningitis. Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry, 51 (7). pp. 944-6. ISSN 0022-3050

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Abstract

Thirty four patients with cryptococcal meningitis seen in the University of Malaya medical centre since 1980 were reviewed. Eleven patients had bilateral papilloedema and visual impairment but eventually survived. Seven patients had intensive aggressive measures, including shunting to reduce intracranial hypertension irrespective of ventricular size shown in CT scan, and showed substantial improvement in vision. It is concluded that papilloedema and visual failure in cryptococcal meningitis reflects raised intracranial pressure and that this should be treated vigorously.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
  1. Tan, C T
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry
Uncontrolled Keywords: Intracranial hypertension
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Mr. Faizal Hamzah
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2011 09:49
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2011 09:49
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/236

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