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December 1951

VARIABLE OPHTHALMOPLEGIA DUE TO ANGIONEUROTIC EDEMA

Author Affiliations

PHILADELPHIA
From the Wills Hospital.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1951;46(6):655-660. doi:10.1001/archopht.1951.01700020669006
Abstract

ALLERGIC ocular manifestations have been the subject of considerable interest on the part of ophthalmologists in recent years. Excellent reviews have been made by Appelbaum,1 Lemoine,2 Duggan,3 and the Leopolds.4 A survey of the literature indicates that nearly all the structures of the eye are potential sites of allergic reactions. When various allergic manifestations referable to the eye are mentioned, angioneurotic edema is included regularly but is usually considered as a process limited to the eyelids so far as the eye is concerned. Occasionally reference has been made to more widespread ocular involvement on the basis of angioneurotic edema. The appearance of ophthalmoplegia as the most prominent ocular manifestation of angioneurotic edema would appear to be extremely rare. Therefore, the following case is deemed worthy of presentation as a striking example of variable ophthalmoplegia due to angioneurotic edema.

REPORT OF A CASE 

History.  —M. H., a married white woman aged 25,

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