Pseudotumor cerebri in a child treated with acitretin: A rare occurrence

Somenath Sarkar, Kapildev Das, Soumyajit Roychoudhury, Arpit ShrimalIndian Journal of Pharmacology 2013 45(1):89-90Pseudotumor cerebri (PTC) is a rare neurological disorder characterized by increased intracranial pressure in absence of any intra-cranial space-occupying lesion. It is mostly due to impairment of drainage of CSF from arachnoid villi. Clinically pseudotumor cerebri presents with headache, diplopia, nausea, vomiting, papilloedema and if treatment is delayed, may lead to blindness. Females of childbearing age group, endocrinal abnormalities and ingestion of certain drugs have been reported to be associated with pseudotumor cerebri. However, it's occurrence in relation to acitretin ingestion has not been reported on pubmed database. Here we present a case where significant…MedWorm Sponsor Message: Find the best Christmas presents and January Sales in the UK with this simple shopping directory.
Source: Blindness