UNILATERAL OPTIC NEURITIS ASSOCIATED WITH INFLUENZA IN ADULT. CASE REPORT

  • Raluca Eugenia IORGA “Prof. Dr. N. Oblu” Emergency Clinical Hospital, Iasi
  • D. COSTIN “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi

Abstract

): The term optic neuritis refers to inflammation of the optic nerve due to many causes, characterized by subacute unilateral loss of vision, periocular pain and impaired color vision.  Optic neuritis can be caused by idiopathic inflammatory demyelination, autoimmune diseases, infectious causes (bacterial, viral, fungal), tumors or ischemic diseases. A few cases of optic neuritis caused by influenza infection have been reported. We report the case of a 51-year-old woman that came to our clinic complaining of a sudden decrease in visual acuity following an episode of flu. The fundus of her left eye showed optic nerve edema. Based on the medical history, fundus appearance, optical coherence tomography, visual field and laboratory investigations (magnetic resonance imaging, blood tests), the diagnosis of optic neuritis associated with influenza was made. 

Author Biographies

Raluca Eugenia IORGA, “Prof. Dr. N. Oblu” Emergency Clinical Hospital, Iasi

Department of Ophthalmology

D. COSTIN, “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi

Faculty of Dental Medicine
Department of Surgery

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Published
2018-06-30