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A case of ocular toxicity to ethambutol--an idiosyncratic reaction?
  1. A. M. Karnik,
  2. M. A. Al-Shamali,
  3. F. F. Fenech


    Optic neuritis, a well known adverse effect of ethambutol, is related to the dose and duration of the therapy. The patient described here developed rapidly progressive deterioration of vision after only 3 days of treatment with ethambutol. Such a case has not been reported before and it is suspected that this was an idiosyncratic reaction.

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