[Can optic perineuritis be triggered by Mycobacterium tuberculosis?]

J Fr Ophtalmol. 2006 Mar;29(3):e7. doi: 10.1016/s0181-5512(06)73793-7.
[Article in French]


A 38-year-old woman presented with a swollen left optic disc while being treated for miliary tuberculosis. The diagnosis of optic perineuritis was made, antibiotics were adapted, and the patient slowly recovered. We discuss the elements required to confirm optic perineuritis and the differential diagnosis in cases of papilledema with no visual impairment, as well as the hypotheses on the possible etiologies: dysimmune neuropathy as opposed to infection or toxicity.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Optic Neuritis / microbiology*
  • Tuberculosis, Miliary / complications*
  • Tuberculosis, Ocular / complications*
  • Tuberculosis, Pulmonary / complications*