Bilateral Optic Neuritis in Pregnancy

M. S. Suraiya, B. Norazlina, C. Carmen, M. Muhaya

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    Abstract

    A 25-year old primigravida at 11-weeks period of amenorrhoea presented with bilateral optic neuritis following Varicella Zoster viral (VZV) infection. She was serologically positive for systemic lupus erythematosus but negative for virus. The exact pathogenesis of the patient's severe optic neuritis, adduction and neurological deficit was unknown. The initiation of high dose steroids for optic neuritis was a big clinical dilemma in a pregnant patient with viral infection. The patient was treated with high dose steroids after three days of commencement of antiviral treatment. At 6 months after presentation, her visual acuity in the right eye was 6/36 with perception to light in the left.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)771-773
    Number of pages3
    JournalMedical Journal of Malaysia
    Volume58
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2003

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    Optic Neuritis
    Virus Diseases
    Pregnancy
    Steroids
    Chickenpox
    Amenorrhea
    Herpes Zoster
    Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
    Visual Acuity
    Antiviral Agents
    Viruses
    Light
    Therapeutics

    Keywords

    • Optic neuritis
    • Pregnancy
    • SLE
    • Steroid
    • Varicella

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Medicine(all)

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    Suraiya, M. S., Norazlina, B., Carmen, C., & Muhaya, M. (2003). Bilateral Optic Neuritis in Pregnancy. Medical Journal of Malaysia, 58(5), 771-773.

    Bilateral Optic Neuritis in Pregnancy. / Suraiya, M. S.; Norazlina, B.; Carmen, C.; Muhaya, M.

    In: Medical Journal of Malaysia, Vol. 58, No. 5, 12.2003, p. 771-773.

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    Suraiya, MS, Norazlina, B, Carmen, C & Muhaya, M 2003, 'Bilateral Optic Neuritis in Pregnancy', Medical Journal of Malaysia, vol. 58, no. 5, pp. 771-773.
    Suraiya MS, Norazlina B, Carmen C, Muhaya M. Bilateral Optic Neuritis in Pregnancy. Medical Journal of Malaysia. 2003 Dec;58(5):771-773.
    Suraiya, M. S. ; Norazlina, B. ; Carmen, C. ; Muhaya, M. / Bilateral Optic Neuritis in Pregnancy. In: Medical Journal of Malaysia. 2003 ; Vol. 58, No. 5. pp. 771-773.
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