Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology

Bilateral Lateral Rectus Palsy Following Dengue Fever: A Rare Case Report

Manisha Meena1, Rajesh Kumar Meena2Arvind Chauhan1
1Department of Ophthalmology, Dr. S.N. Medical College, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India 
2Department of General Medicine, Dr. S.N. Medical College, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

Editor-in-Chief, Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology, Dr R.P.Centre, AIIMS.


Corresponding Author:

Meena Manisha (MBBS, MS)
Plot No. 12 & 13, Flat No. 302, Lajpat nagar, Jagatpura, Jaipur - 302017, Rajasthan, India
Email id: manishameena1905@gmail.com


Received: 04-MAY-2019 Accepted: 03-DEC-2019 Published Online: 21-JUN-2020
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.7869/djo.551

Abstract
A 25 year old male was diagnosed with bilateral lateral rectus palsy following dengue fever. The patient was managed accordingly, and full ocular recovery was observed. However, abducens nerve involvement, manifesting with lateral rectus palsy following is so rare. Cases with unilateral lateral rectus palsy with dengue has been documented but bilateral lateral rectus palsy following dengue fever were never documented in previous literature.

Keywords :Abducens nerve, dengue fever, lateral rectus palsy, platelet counts