A Non-Permanent Tonic Pupil in Rheumatoid Arteritis

David I. Victor, W. Richard Green, Walter J. Stark, Frank B. Walsh

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A 76-year-old male with a severely deforming rheumatoid arthritis, eosinophilic!, polymyositis, and episcleritis developed a transient tonic pupil. The episcleritis, and a muscle biopsy revealing an occlusive arteritis with eosinophilia, suggest that a widespread rheumatoid arteritis caused a reversible ischemic insult to the ciliary ganglion and thus created a transient denervation of the pupil.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)209-212
Number of pages4
JournalCanadian Journal of Neurological Sciences / Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 1977

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology


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