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Malaria-induced ptosis.

Authors
  • Grosinger, AlexanderJ1
  • Bradley, ElizabethA2
  • 1 Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, Rochester, MN, USA.
  • 2 Mayo Clinic Department of Ophthalmology, Rochester, MN, USA.
Type
Published Article
Journal
American journal of ophthalmology case reports
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2021
Volume
22
Pages
101038–101038
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.ajoc.2021.101038
PMID: 33681531
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

This study reports two cases of malaria-induced ptosis with surgical resolution. Case 1 is a 27-year-old female with a past medical history of bilateral ptosis following childhood malaria. Case 2 is a 63-year-old male with left-side ptosis following adult-onset malaria. Both patients required revision surgery but ultimately did well after surgical correction. Malaria-induced ptosis is a rare entity that should be suspected in patients presenting with ptosis following infection and treatment of malaria. It is unknown if the patients' malaria results from malarial infection, antimalarial treatment, or a combination of both. Surgical correction is the mainstay of treatment. © 2021 Published by Elsevier Inc.

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