|Year : 2016 | Volume
| Issue : 1 | Page : 29-30
Ocular myasthenia gravis: Side effect of urografin
Nitin Modi, Siddhant Jain, Mahendra Tilkar, Narayan Chandra Sarkar
Department of Cardiology, Sri Aurobindo Medical College and PG Institute, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
|Date of Web Publication||4-Mar-2016|
Department of Cardiology, Sri Aurobindo Medical College and PG Institute, Indore, Madhya Pradesh
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
Ocular myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disorder of the neuromuscular junction. Diplopia and ptosis are common symptoms at the onset of ocular myasthenia gravis. It may occur due to the antibodies developed against various drugs. We are reporting a case of ocular myasthenia gravis which was developed in a patient post angiography which may be due to antibody developed against the dye used in angiography.
Keywords: Angiography, ocular myasthenia gravis, urografin
|How to cite this article:|
Modi N, Jain S, Tilkar M, Sarkar NC. Ocular myasthenia gravis: Side effect of urografin. Heart India 2016;4:29-30
| Introduction|| |
Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune neuromuscular disorder characterized by skeletal muscle involvement, causing muscle weakness and fatigue. The prevalence of the disease is approximately 1:7500 with a maximal prevalence during the second and third decade in women and the fifth and sixth decade in men, although it may appear at any age. The disease has a slight female preponderance, with a sex ratio of 3:2. It has been found that 85% of myasthenia gravis patients are positive for anti-acetylcholine receptor (AChR) antibodies. Antibodies against muscle-specific tyrosine kinase (MuSK) were reported to be present in 38-70% of patients with seronegative generalized myasthenia gravis.,
The clinical hallmark of myasthenia gravis is a fluctuating pronounced weakness limited to the voluntary muscles. Characteristically, muscular exertion increases the myasthenic weakness. It is a generalized disorder that often manifests initially as focal weakness. Eye muscle weakness at the onset of myasthenia gravis is evident in the vast majority of patients resulting in diplopia and ptosis. If the weakness is limited to the ocular muscles, it is designated ocular myasthenia. Here, we are describing a case of ocular myasthenia gravis which developed in a 56-year-old male patient just after angiography.
| Case Report|| |
A male patient with a complaint of hypertension, coronary artery disease and II level angina visited Department of Cardiology, Sri Aurobindo Medical College and PG Institute, Indore. Trans femoral coronary angiography was done as a routine examination. Post angiography patients complaints of blurring of vision. All the vitals, hemodynamics, and blood sugar were within normal limits. No subjective and objective sensory motor deficit was observed. Neurologist and ophthalmologist were called to rule out the cause of blurring of vision. After examination, they found there was medial rectus muscle paresis in the left eye, and therefore they suspected a case of early myasthenia. Due to nonavailability, we were not able to identify the AChR and anti-MuSK antibodies in the patients. Steroids and antiplatelet drugs were started and continued for 3 weeks. Patient becomes normal after 3 weeks of follow-up.
| Discussion|| |
Myasthenia gravis can occur as a side effect of various drugs like antibiotics such as neomycin, streptomycin, gentamicin, colisitins; antirheumatic such as chloroquine and high dose of prednisone; neuromuscular blocking agents; and other drugs like quinidine, procainamide, procaine, magnesium, β-blockers, phenytoin, statin, etc. In our patient, ocular myasthenia gravis develop may be due to an autoimmune reaction by the use of urografin (sodium amidotrizoate) dye in angiography which is a very rare phenomenon.
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