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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 224-226

Painless orbital myositis

Department of Neurology, T. N. M. C. and B. Y. L. Nair Hospital, A L Nair Road, Mumbai Central, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Rahul T Chakor
Department of Neurology, T. N. M. C. and B. Y. L. Nair Hospital, A L Nair Road, Mumbai Central, Mumbai 400 008, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-2327.99729

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Idiopathic orbital inflammation is the third most common orbital disease, following Graves orbitopathy and lymphoproliferative diseases. We present a 11 year old girl with 15 days history of painless diplopia. There was no history of fluctuation of symptoms, drooping of eye lids or diminished vision. She had near total restricted extra-ocular movements and mild proptosis of the right eye. There was no conjunctival injection, chemosis, or bulb pain. There was no eyelid retraction or lid lag. Rest of the neurological examination was unremarkable.Erythrocyte sedimentation rate was raised with eosinophilia. Antinuclear antibodies were positive. Liver, renal and thyroid functions were normal. Antithyroid, double stranded deoxyribonucleic acid and acetylcholine receptor antibodies were negative. Repetitive nerve stimulation was negative. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the orbit was typical of orbital myositis. The patient responded to oral steroids. Orbital myositis can present as painless diplopia. MRI of orbit is diagnostic in orbital myositis.

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