A severe case of tetracycline-induced intracranial hypertension

Anders Vedel Holst, Patricia L Danielsen, Bertil Romner
Dermatology Reports 2011 January 31, 3 (1): e1
Tetracykline is a first-line treatment of the common skin disorder acne vulgaris. A rare side effect of tetracycline treatment is intracranial hypertension also called pseudotumor cerebri (PTC). We report a severe case of PTC with cranial nerve palsy and visual loss in a 16 year old girl following acne vulgaris treatment with tetracycline.

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