Relapsed Burkitt Lymphoma Presenting as an Isolated Infiltrative Optic Neuropathy

Shiraaz I. Rahman, Joshua K. Fernandes, Manjot K. Gill*

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We report a case of relapsed sporadic Burkitt lymphoma (BL) presenting as an isolated infiltrative optic neuropathy. This is a single-patient, retrospective case report of a patient seen by the ophthalmology service at our institution. To our knowledge, our case is the first to report isolated infiltrative optic neuropathy associated with sporadic BL as the sole manifestation of recurrence. The possibility of disease relapse should be considered for patients with a history of lymphoreticular malignancy who present with acute visual symptoms suggestive of optic neuropathy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)133-135
Number of pages3
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 3 2016


  • Burkitt lymphoma
  • non-Hodgkin lymphoma
  • ocular lymphoma
  • optic neuropathy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Ophthalmology


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