Aspergillosis presenting as a corticosteroid-responsive optic neuropathy

J Clin Neuroophthalmol. 1982 Jun;2(2):103-7.


A case of orbital aspergillosis presenting as a steroid response of optic neuropathy is presented. The invasive and aggressive nature of this infection in the presence of systemic corticosteroids is documented by serial CT scans and necropsy examination. The authors urge inclusion of aspergilloma in the differential diagnosis of a steroid responsive optic neuropathy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adrenal Cortex Hormones / therapeutic use
  • Aspergillosis / diagnosis*
  • Aspergillosis / pathology
  • Brain Diseases / complications
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Optic Neuritis / diagnosis*
  • Optic Neuritis / drug therapy
  • Orbital Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Paranasal Sinus Diseases / complications
  • Paranasal Sinus Diseases / pathology
  • Sinusitis / complications
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed


  • Adrenal Cortex Hormones