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April 1988

Chiasmal Neuritis as a Complication of Epstein-Barr Virus Infection

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Neurology (Drs Purvin, Herr, and De Myer) and Ophthalmology (Dr Purvin), Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis.

Arch Neurol. 1988;45(4):458-460. doi:10.1001/archneur.1988.00520280112026

• A 13-year-old boy developed visual loss in association with an upper respiratory tract infection. Neuro-ophthalmologic examination indicated a lesion at the junction of the right optic nerve and chiasm. Laboratory investigation and subsequent serologic studies demonstrated recent Epstein-Barr virus infection, suggesting an association of chiasmal optic neuritis with Epstein-Barr virus infection.