Progressive Visual Loss: An Unusual Presentation Of Multiple Sclerosis

Read, Stephen J., Harrison, John D. and Pender, Michael P. (1996) Progressive Visual Loss: An Unusual Presentation Of Multiple Sclerosis. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 3 3: 264-267. doi:10.1016/S0967-5868(96)90063-6

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Author Read, Stephen J.
Harrison, John D.
Pender, Michael P.
Title Progressive Visual Loss: An Unusual Presentation Of Multiple Sclerosis
Journal name Journal of Clinical Neuroscience   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0967-5868
Publication date 1996-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/S0967-5868(96)90063-6
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Volume 3
Issue 3
Start page 264
End page 267
Total pages 4
Language eng
Subject 320207 Autoimmunity
321016 Opthalmology and Vision Science
321013 Neurology and Neuromuscular Diseases
Abstract Progressive visual loss as a presenting feature of multiple sclerosis (MS) is unusual. We report three cases who presented with progressive visual loss and in whom MS was diagnosed after other causes of progressive visual loss had been excluded. Two of the three had clinical evidence of neurological involvement outside the visual pathways. All had lesions consistent with MS outside the visual pathways on magnetic resonance imaging. Oligoclonal IgG bands were detected in the cerebrospinal fluid but not in the serum of two of the three patients. We conclude that MS should be considered in the differential diagnosis of progressive visual loss; however, other more common causes of visual loss must first be excluded, and there must be positive evidence to support a diagnosis of MS.
Keyword progressive visual loss
multiple sclerosis
optic neuritis
MS
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown
Additional Notes This is an author version of an article originally published as Stephen J. Read, John D. Harrison, and Michael P. Pender (1996) Progressive Visual Loss: An Unusual Presentation Of Multiple Sclerosis, Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 3 (3): 264-267. DOI: 10.1016/S0967-5868(96)90063-6 Copyright Elsevier 1996. All rights reserved. Single copies only may be downloaded and printed for a user's personal research and study.

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
 
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