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:: Volume 6, Issue 2 (Autumn & Winter 2004) ::
J Gorgan Univ Med Sci 2004, 6(2): 107-110 Back to browse issues page
Bilateral optic neuritis following Measles/Rubella (MR) vaccination: A case report
MR.Mohammady (M.D) * 1, B.Khodabakhshi (M.D) , MM.Motahhary (M.D) , H.Ebadi (M.D)
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A 13 years old female caucasition admitted in 5 Azar General Hospital with a 3-day history of deteriorating vision. 2 weeks prior to admission she had received a Measles-Rubella vaccination at school (As a mass compain of MR vaccination in Iran). General & neurological examination except lung wheezing & ocular findings were normal. In visual exam she had questionable light perception in right eye & hand motion sensation in left eye. Funduscopy revealed moderate bilateral optic disc hyperemia. Investigations revealed normal full cell blood count, biochemistry profile, clotting studies & sputum. Brain CT scan & MRI were normal except pansinusitis. CSF examination revealed normal constituents. The patient treated with Methyl Prednisolone (1 gr/daily) for 7 days and patient had dramatic response to therapy. After 6 weeks of starting medical treatment ophthalmologic exam revealed 2 meters finger count vision in right eye & 6/10 visual aquity in Left side. This patient is a rare case of bilateral optic neuritis after MR vaccination.
Keywords: Optic neuritis, MR vaccination
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Type of Study: Case Report | Subject: General
* Corresponding Author Address: Department of Surgery, Gorgan University of Medical Sciences. mr_mohammadi_md@yahoo.com

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MR.Mohammady (M.D), B.Khodabakhshi (M.D), MM.Motahhary (M.D), H.Ebadi (M.D). Bilateral optic neuritis following Measles/Rubella (MR) vaccination: A case report . J Gorgan Univ Med Sci 2004; 6 (2) :107-110
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Volume 6, Issue 2 (Autumn & Winter 2004) Back to browse issues page
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