Toxic optic neuropathy associated with ethambutol: a case report
- At: 2006 FIP Congress in Salvadore (Brazil)
- Type: Poster
- By: LEE, Chia-Hui (CGMH, Taoyuan, China Taiwan)
- Co-author(s): Deng, Shin-Tarng (CGMH, TAOYUAN, China Taiwan)
Ethambutol, a bacteriostatic antimicrobial agent, has been used as first line agent in the treatment of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Although ocular toxicity is the most serious potential adverse effect of ethambutol, most cases in medical literature are reversible. The basis of ethambutol-related ocular toxicity is not known. We describe a.. The access to the whole abstract and the presentation file is available to FIP members and to congress participants of that specific congress.