EVOLUZIONE E PROGNOSI DELLA NEVRITE OTTICA RETROBULBARE COME SINTOMO INIZIALE DI SCLEROSI MULTIPLA

Translated title of the contribution: Course and prognosis of retrobulbar optical neuritis as an initial symptom of multiple sclerosis

A. Ghezzi, D. Caputo, S. Marforio

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Abstract

In 61 of 300 patients suffering from multiple sclerosis, disease onset was retrobulbar optical neuritis. Comparing the clinical data of these patients with those of the remaining 239 cases, the following typical features were observed: in patients with optical neuropathy disease onset is more frequently acute and the course, in the early years of the disease, is in fits and starts. Recurrence frequency is higher in these patients but not significantly so. Prognosis, deduced from the analysis of degrees of invalidity, does not differ substantially between the two groups. Current techniques of diagnosing multiple sclerosis in patients with retrobulbar optical neuritis are also discussed.

Translated title of the contributionCourse and prognosis of retrobulbar optical neuritis as an initial symptom of multiple sclerosis
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)3797-3801
Number of pages5
JournalMinerva Medica
Volume70
Issue number55
Publication statusPublished - 1979

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  • Medicine(all)

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