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A 55 year old man with rheumatoid vasculitis and an apparent left inferior oblique palsy is described. This unusual extraocular complication of rheumatoid arthritis probably resulted from a tenosynovitis of the superior oblique tendon sheath, and resolved with steroid treatment.

Original publication

DOI

10.1136/ard.49.3.188

Type

Journal article

Journal

Annals of the rheumatic diseases

Publication Date

03/1990

Volume

49

Pages

188 - 189

Addresses

University Department of Medicine, Bristol Royal Infirmary.

Keywords

Humans, Arthritis, Rheumatoid, Ophthalmoplegia, Vasculitis, Syndrome, Middle Aged, Male