Neuro-Behcet's disease presenting with isolated unilateral lateral rectus muscle palsy

Yonsei Med J. 1999 Jun;40(3):294-6. doi: 10.3349/ymj.1999.40.3.294.


The authors present the clinical findings of a 30-year-old female and a 29-year-old male who both had isolated unilateral lateral rectus muscle palsy in neuro-Behcet's disease. The clinical feature related to isolated abduscens nerve palsy was identified by CT, systemic assessment and extraocular examination. These patients' constellation of findings appear to be unique: it does not follow any previously reported pattern of ocular manifestations of neuro-Behcet's disease.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abducens Nerve / physiopathology
  • Adult
  • Behcet Syndrome / complications*
  • Eye Movements / physiology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Ophthalmoplegia / etiology*
  • Ophthalmoplegia / physiopathology
  • Paralysis / etiology*
  • Paralysis / physiopathology