Bilateral optic neuritis in acute hepatitis C

Junaid Siddiqui, Jacinthe Rouleau, Andrew G. Lee, Yutaka Sato, Michael D. Voigt

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A 34-year-old woman developed bilateral optic neuritis 2 weeks after the onset of acute hepatitis C. The strong temporal relationship between the initial clinical manifestations of hepatitis C and the development of optic neuritis provides a basis for thinking that the hepatitis caused the optic neuritis After corticosteroid treatment, the optic neuropathy markedly improved but left behind retinal nerve fiber thinning, as measured by optical coherence tomography, and optic disc pallor. Optic neuritis has been reported in conjunction with hepatitis A and B but not with hepatitis C.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)128-133
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Neuro-Ophthalmology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Clinical Neurology


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