Acute and bilateral blindness due to optic neuropathy associated with copper deficiency.

@article{Naismith2009AcuteAB,
  title={Acute and bilateral blindness due to optic neuropathy associated with copper deficiency.},
  author={Robert T. Naismith and J. Banks Shepherd and Conrad Chris Weihl and Nhial T. Tutlam and Anne H. Cross},
  journal={Archives of neurology},
  year={2009},
  volume={66 8},
  pages={
          1025-7
        }
}
BACKGROUND Acquired copper deficiency in adults is associated with a subacute to chronic progressive myeloneuropathy and optic neuropathy. OBJECTIVE To describe an individual after gastric bypass surgery who developed a chronic progressive myeloneuropathy, an acute optic neuropathy, along with anemia and leukopenia. DESIGN Case report. SETTING Academic center. Patient A 55-year-old woman, following gastric bypass surgery 22 years earlier, developed progressive numbness, weakness, and… CONTINUE READING
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