Can't hear, can't see, and too sore to play

Ryan A. Scheurer, Gregory S. Kosmorsky, Gary S. Hoffman, Carol Farver, Michael S. Lee, Dean M. Cestari

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A 52-year-old man developed transient, migratory polyarthralgias in the presence of hearing loss. He then developed persistent leukocytosis and thrombocytosis. His initial transient, bilateral visual obscurations happened in context with bilateral disk edema and an enlarged blind spot. Visual symptoms progressed to vision loss and multiple branch retinal artery occlusions. It was not until later in the disease progression that gastrointestinal symptoms occurred. Electron microscopy of duodenal biopsies confirmed a diagnosis of Whipple disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)290-296
Number of pages7
JournalSurvey of Ophthalmology
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1 2010


  • Bacterial
  • Branch retinal artery occlusion
  • Eye infections
  • Leukocytosis
  • Migratory polyarthralgias
  • Tropheryma
  • Vitritis
  • Whipple disease

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