Tan, C.T. (1988) Intracranial hypertension causing visual failure in cryptococcus meningitis. Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry, 51 (7). pp. 944-6. ISSN 0022-3050Full text not available from this repository.
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.
|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:||21 Oct 2014 10:31|
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