A 57 year-old Afro-Caribbean woman presented to the Emergency Department with a complete left sided ptosis, left internal and external ophthalmoplegia and no perception of light vision of the left eye.
Systemic hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, and cerebrovascular disease treated with an antiplatelet drug, thiazide diuretic, ACE inhibitor and statin.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
This diabetic patient had a left orbitopathy, multiple cranial neuropathies, pachymeningitis and skull base osteomyelitis caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The original source of the organism was an otitis externa that had remained clinically silent for 6 months.
Relation is Part of
Case presented at the NANOS 2013 Walsh Session, March 2
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