Optic Neuritis in Pediatric Patients

MAGNA MEDICA: Berkala Ilmiah Kedokteran dan Kesehatan

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Title Optic Neuritis in Pediatric Patients
Creator Rahmawati, Atik
Fatmawati, Dina
Subject Neuritis optik, pediatric, visus
Description Optic neuritis denotes an inflammation of the optic nerve characterized by loss of vision progressing over a few hours to a few days. Based on the site involved, optic neuritis is classified as retrobulbar (2/3 cases), atypical, and typical optic neuritis. In some cases, pediatric patients with optic neuritis have atypical symptoms and signs and no comprehensive medical history leading to a challenging diagnosis. In this case series, we report cases of optic neuritis in pediatric patients at different ages and clinical features treated with methylprednisolone 1 mg/kg body weight and oral mecobalamin and respective management. With a poor initial vision at presentation, the patients recovered rapidly.  The diagno-sis of optic neuritis was based on anamnesis, ophthalmologic examination, and simple laboratory and physical examination. The administration of steroids at a dose of 1 mg/kg body weight followed by a taper of dose can improve vision loss.
Publisher Universitas Muhammadiyah Semarang
Date 2021-08-01
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article

Format application/pdf
Identifier https://jurnal.unimus.ac.id/index.php/APKKM/article/view/6830
Source MAGNA MEDIKA: Berkala Ilmiah Kedokteran dan Kesehatan; Vol 8, No 2 (2021): August; 102-109
Language eng
Relation https://jurnal.unimus.ac.id/index.php/APKKM/article/view/6830/pdf_1
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