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A rare case of posttraumatic bilateral orbital myositis in a young boy — a case report

Ahmad Halawa, Mahmoud Al Salem, Robert Rejdak, Rashed Mustafa Nazzal
DOI: 10.5603/OJ.2020.0001
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Ophthalmol J 2020;5:1-4.

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Vol 5 (2020): Continuous Publishing
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2020-02-06

Abstract

Orbital myositis (OM) is a benign inflammatory disease of the orbit characterised by a polymorphous lymphoid infiltrate with varying degrees of fibrosis, without a known local or systemic cause. In this paper, we present a case of a young boy who sustained a trauma to his eyes a few days prior to admission, after which he developed bilateral orbital pain and ocular motility limitation. He underwent the appropriate investigations including orbital imaging and blood laboratory workup, which were all consistent with a diagnosis of posttraumatic bilateral orbital myositis.

He was treated with steroids for few weeks, and when the dose of steroids was tapered, he had a relapse of the same disease with a different presentation, which was later controlled with a higher dose of steroids, after which the patient went into remission.

Abstract

Orbital myositis (OM) is a benign inflammatory disease of the orbit characterised by a polymorphous lymphoid infiltrate with varying degrees of fibrosis, without a known local or systemic cause. In this paper, we present a case of a young boy who sustained a trauma to his eyes a few days prior to admission, after which he developed bilateral orbital pain and ocular motility limitation. He underwent the appropriate investigations including orbital imaging and blood laboratory workup, which were all consistent with a diagnosis of posttraumatic bilateral orbital myositis.

He was treated with steroids for few weeks, and when the dose of steroids was tapered, he had a relapse of the same disease with a different presentation, which was later controlled with a higher dose of steroids, after which the patient went into remission.

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Keywords

myositis; steroids; orbit; trauma

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Title

A rare case of posttraumatic bilateral orbital myositis in a young boy — a case report

Journal

Ophthalmology Journal

Issue

Vol 5 (2020): Continuous Publishing

Pages

1-4

Published online

2020-02-06

DOI

10.5603/OJ.2020.0001

Bibliographic record

Ophthalmol J 2020;5:1-4.

Keywords

myositis
steroids
orbit
trauma

Authors

Ahmad Halawa
Mahmoud Al Salem
Robert Rejdak
Rashed Mustafa Nazzal

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