Title

Oculomotor Nerve Palsy After Influenza Vaccine in Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

Publication/Presentation Date

12-21-2018

Abstract

Influenza and pneumococcal vaccines are recommended in inflammatory bowel disease patients. Several neurologic complications have been reported after influenza vaccines, such as Guillain-Barre syndrome, chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, and acute disseminated encephalomyelitis; however, rarely, oculomotor palsy will occur. We report the case of a 23-year-old male with a past medical history of ulcerative colitis on sulfasalazine who presented to the hospital with a complaint of blurry vision five days after an influenza vaccine. Most of the possible causes of oculomotor nerve palsy, such as stroke, intracranial space-occupying lesions, aneurysms, and infections, were ruled out by history, physical exam, blood work, and imaging studies, thus leading to the influenza vaccine as the most likely cause.

Volume

10

Issue

12

First Page

3759

Last Page

3759

ISSN

2168-8184

Disciplines

Gastroenterology | Medicine and Health Sciences

PubMedID

30820379

Peer Reviewed for front end display

Peer-Reviewed

Department(s)

Department of Medicine

Document Type

Article

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