Bilateral tunnel vision as the first presenting sign of levamisole-induced vasculitis

  • Maria Sofia Cotelli Neurological Unit ASST Valcamonica-Esine, Brescia, Italy
  • Gina Gregorini Department of Nephrology, ASST Spedali Civili, Brescia, Italy
  • Doriana Polonioli Nephrology Unit ASST Valcamonica-Esine, Brescia, Italy
  • Marinella Turla Neurological Unit ASST Valcamonica-Esine, Brescia, Italy
Keywords: levamisole, intoxication, cocaine, tunnel vision, vasculitis

Abstract

Levamisole-contaminated cocaine is an increasingly reported cause of a syndrome characterized by vasculitic skin lesions and immunologic abnormalities. With approximately 70% of cocaine in the United States now contaminated with levamisole, the incidence of this syndrome is likely to increase. We report the case of a 42 years-old Caucasian woman who presented with fronto-temporal pulsating headache and progressive bilateral loss of vision. 

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Published
2018-04-05
How to Cite
Cotelli, M. S., Gregorini, G., Polonioli, D., & Turla, M. (2018). Bilateral tunnel vision as the first presenting sign of levamisole-induced vasculitis. Journal of Health Sciences, 8(1), 68-72. https://doi.org/10.17532/jhsci.2017.517
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Case reports

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