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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 251-253

A paraneoplastic optic neuropathy revealing a pulmonary epidermal carcinoma

Department of Ophthalmology, Military Hospital Mohammed V, Rabat, Morocco

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Prof. Yassine Mouzari
Military Hospital Mohammed V, Rabat
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/injms.injms_42_22

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Paraneoplastic optic neuropathy is a relatively rare ocular manifestation. We report the case of a patient with bilateral papilledema revealing a pulmonary squamous cell carcinoma. Paraneoplastic neuropathy is linked to an immune reaction by the presence of autoantibodies against collapsin responsive mediator protein 5 . Diagnosis is based on the determination of these autoantibodies and the search for occult cancer by PET scan.Treatment is often based on corticosteroid therapy and sometimes immunosuppressive treatment is necessary in the case of corticosteroid unresponsiveness.

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