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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 59  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 77-79

Recurrent bilateral optic neuritis associated with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder in a child

Department of Neuro-Ophthalmology, Aravind Eye Hospital, Salem, Tamil Nadu, India

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Dr. Alap Jayesh Bavishi
Department of Neuro-Ophthalmology, Aravind Eye Hospital, Sankagiri Main Road, Nethimedu, Salem - 636 002, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/tjosr.tjosr_132_20

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Reports of bilateral optic neuritis in children associated with viral infection or postimmunization are relatively common. Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders (NMOSD) is a rare syndrome of severe inflammatory immune-mediated demyelination of central nervous system, with median age of presentation being 37.5 years reported in south Indian population. NMOSD associated with optic neuritis in children is very rare. We present a case of 10-year-old girl with bilateral recurrent optic neuritis, seropositive for NMO-IgG (anti-AQP4) supporting the diagnosis of NMOSD. With prompt treatment, patient made a remarkable visual recovery without neurologic deficit. This report highlights prompt diagnosis, leading to better visual outcomes in NMOSD.

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