Bilateral third nerve palsy and temporal arteritis

Christos Lazaridis, Amir Torabi, Stephen Cannon

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Background: Bilateral oculomotor palsy is a rare manifestation of temporal arteritis, and to our knowledge only 1 case has been described in the literature. Objective: To investigate a possible case of temporal arteritis in a patient with bilateral third nerve palsy. Design: Case report and review. Setting: University hospital. Patient: A 65-year-old man had subacute pupilsparing bilateral third nerve palsy. Results: Temporal artery biopsy findings and response to corticosteroids are consistent with temporal arteritis. Conclusion: Temporal arteritis is a rare cause of ophthalmoplegia in elderly persons and may be unrecognized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1766-1768
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of neurology
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Neurology


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