Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice

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Ocular complications of malaria treatment

SNN Nwosu


Malaria is endemic in Nigeria. With the emergence of chloroquine resistance various modes of treatment including parenteral quinine are employed with consequent untoward effects. This article reports two cases of severe ocular toxicity, including mimicry of intracranial space‑occupying lesion, from treatment of malaria with various drugs including quinine. Medical practitioners are advised to exhaust other less toxic modes of therapy before using drugs with great potential for severe untoward effects such as quinine.

Keywords: Eye, malaria, quinine

Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice • Jan-Mar 2012 • Vol 15 • Issue 1
AJOL African Journals Online