Childhood optic neuritis clinical features and outcome.

Michael Absoud, Carole Cummins, N Desai, A Gika, N McSweeney, P Munot, C Hemingway, M Lim, KK Nischal, E Wassmer

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Aim To describe clinical features and outcome of a series of children with first-episode optic neuritis investigated in three paediatric neurology centres. Methods Databases were searched to identify children (1 brain T2 hyperintense lesion) was a strong predictor for development of MS. Discussion Childhood optic neuritis is associated with severe visual deficit with good recovery. An initial abnormal MRI brain scan or relapsing optic neuritis should alert the clinician to MS or NMO diagnosis.
Original languageEnglish
JournalArchives of Disease in Childhood
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jun 2010


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