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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 42-44

Cortical blindness in a child with acute glomerulonephritis

Department of Pediatrics, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Coimbatore, India

Correspondence Address:
K Kaarthigeyan
Pediatric ICU In-Charge, PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Peelamedu, Coimbatore-4, TN
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-4065.86408

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The association between hypertensive encephalopathy and cortical blindness in children with acute glomerulonephritis is extremely rare. We report the case of a 9-year old girl who presented with headache, seizures, altered sensorium, hematuria, and transient cortical blindness as a complication of hypertensive encephalopathy which showed complete reversal following normalization of blood pressure and an underlying post-infectious acute glomerulonephritis was revealed.


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