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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 117-119

Viral mononeurities causing partial oculomotor nerve palsy in an 8 month old child

1 Department of Pediatrics, Calcutta National Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
2 Department of Ophthalmology, Calcutta National Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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Jayitri Mazumdar
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-620X.209115

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BACKGROUND: Palsy of the oculomotor nerve is rarely seen in children, and comprehensive guidelines for management and outcome are difficult to find. CASE: Here we describe a 8 month old boy with left sided ptosis and infero-leteral deviation of left eye and normally reacting pupil and CSF antimeasles antibody titre negative. OUTCOME: The ptosis improved within 3 weeks with no residual neurodeficit. MESSAGE: Viral mononeuritis leading to partial 3rd nerve palsy is a rare entity in children till date.

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