A rare ocular manifestation of mycoplasma pneumoniae infection


Sonda Kammoun
Mona Rekik
Kmar Maaloul
Saloua Ben Amor
Amira Trigui


Introduction: Ocular manifestations of Mycoplasma Pneumoniae infection are rare. We present a case of Mycoplasma Pneumoniae infection revealed by a recurrent retro-bulbar optic neuritis.

Case description: A 38-year-old woman, initially treated for a typical retro-bulbar optic neuritis of the right eye with corticosteroid therapy at high doses, presented for a recurrent decreased vision in the same eye, associated with blepharospasm and conjunctival hyperemia. The etiological assessment revealed a recent Mycoplasma Pneumoniae infection. The patient was treated with corticosteroids and fluorquinolones. Her visual acuity improved to 20/20 and the other symptoms disappeared. She did not develop any recurrence during follow-up.

Conclusions: Management of atypical optic neuritis in a young adult requires consideration and serologic testing for Mycoplasma Pneumoniae especially in endemic regions.


Mycoplasma pneumoniae, recurrent, retro-bulbar optic neuritis



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