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A 30-year-old woman develops dimness of vision


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submitted by hungrybox(241),

ethambutol = EYEthambutol

Great mnemonic for remembering that EYEthambutol is the component that causes visual problems in RIPE therapy for TB.

hungrybox  RIPE = rifampin, isoniazid, pyrazinamide, ethambutol +  

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submitted by mcl(220),

Page 250 FA - Ethambutol is associated with visual disturbances (changes in color vision).

rocmed  Ethambutol is associated with optic neuritis which can cause loss of visual acuity and red-green color blindness +  
dashou19  On FA page 250, it is said that Isoniazid can also cause optic neuritis and color vision change. Sometimes it hurts if you know too much lol +