Retinal haemorrhage in a 10 month old infant with Terson syndrome
Author(s): Menon Narayanankutty Sunilkumar, Vadakut Krishnan Parvathy
The enigma of Terson’s syndrome (TS) is that it is an association of intra-ocular haemorrhage and subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH). Paediatricians see many children after varying degrees of injury to the brain. SAH is seen often in the paediatric age group after trauma due to many reasons. A combination of retinal haemorrages and SAH is not very uncommon in these children. Interestingly many treating doctors are not aware of this syndrome and can be missed easily or diagnosed late. Blindness can result if the retinal haemorrages are not diagnosed without delay and if appropriate measures not taken. The chance of associated TS should be searched in every patient with SAH to achieve better outcome and prevent complications. In this case study, we report a case of TS in a ten month old male child after a trauma at home.