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CASE REPORT
Optic neuritis as presenting primary hypoparathyroidism
  1. Muhammad Fahad Arshad1,2,
  2. Rehmat Karim3,4,
  3. David Paling5 and
  4. Gerard Jayamanne6
  1. 1 Department of Diabetes and Endocrine, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield, UK
  2. 2 Department of Diabetes and Endocrine, Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Doncaster, UK
  3. 3 Department of Diabetes and Endocrine, Hull Royal Infirmary, Hull, UK
  4. 4 Department of Diabetes and Endocrine, Scunthorpe General Hospital, Scunthorpe, UK
  5. 5 Department of Neurology, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield, UK
  6. 6 Department of Ophthalmology, Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Doncaster, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Muhammad Fahad Arshad, dr.fahadarshad{at}live.com

Abstract

Papilloedema and raised intracranial pressure have been frequently reported with hypoparathyroidism, but very rarely optic neuritis. We report a case of a 54-year-old male patient who presented with classical optic neuritis which is believed to be secondary to primary hypoparathyroidism.

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Footnotes

  • Contributors Concept and writing manuscript: MFA and RK. Collection of images: MFA and GJ. Revision: DP and GJ.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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