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Neuropatía óptica autoinmune recidivante bilateral en la infancia
Other Titles: Bilateral recurrent autoimmune optical neuropathy in childhood
Authors: Garcia-Gomez, P.J. (Pío J.)
Belzunce, A. (Arnaldo)
Salinas-Alaman, A. (Ángel)
Heras-Mulero, H. (Henar)
Sadaba-Echarri, L.M. (Luis M.)
Keywords: Autoimmune optic neuritis
bilateral optic neuritis
Azathioprine
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: Elsevier
Publisher version: http://www.oftalmo.com/seo/archivos/maquetas/9/5A05C4EC-D1FF-77C9-938C-00000CFA3339/articulo.pdf
ISSN: 0365-6691
0365-6691
Citation: Garcia-Gomez PJ, Belzunce A, Salinas Alaman A, Heras H, Sadaba LM. Neuropatía óptica autoinmune recidivante bilateral en la infancia. Arch Soc Esp Oftalmol 2006 Oct;81(10):607-610.
Abstract
Clinical case: A ten year-old girl, after a Yersinia gastroenteritis, developed an optic neuritis in the left eye. She was not treated and resulted ultimately in optic atrophy on the affected side. Six months later a similar episode occurred in the contralateral eye. On this occasion corticosteroid therapy was given. During this therapy the neuritis diminished; however the patient had three relapses, so it was decided to give her immunosuppressive treatment with azathioprine and continue this indefinitely. Discussion: After considering the differential diagnoses of bilateral recurrent optical neuritis in childhood, we concluded that it was most likely to have an autoimmune basis. After considering the benefits and risks of the long-term treatment, we believe immunosuppressive therapy is most useful in controlling the disease allowing corticosteroid therapy to be reduced (Arch Soc Esp Oftalmol 2006; 81: 607-610).
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10171/23526
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