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Optic neuritis

Optic neuritis: Introduction

Optic neuritis: A condition which is characterized by inflammation of the optic nerve. See detailed information below for a list of 49 causes of Optic neuritis, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Optic neuritis:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Optic neuritis. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Optic neuritis

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Optic neuritis: Symptom Checker

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Optic neuritis Treatments

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Stories from Users for Optic neuritis

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Medications or substances causing Optic neuritis:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Optic neuritis as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Optic neuritis: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Optic neuritis

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Optic neuritis: Deaths

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Optic neuritis: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Optic neuritis: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Causes of Optic neuritis listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Optic neuritis as a symptom include:

Definitions of Optic neuritis:

WHAT: Optic neuritis. Optic Neuritis: the inflammation, degeneration, or demyelination of the optic nerve. WHY: Optic neuritis may be present in patients with sarcoidosis or Reiter's syndrome (rarely). HOW: Clinically, patients with optic neuritis present with sudden loss of central vision and pain on moving the eye. Opthalmoscopically there may be hyperemia of the optic disc and distention of the large retinal veins. At later stages the disk margins are blurred and may be slightly elevated simulating papilledema. REFS: Vaugn, D and Asbury, T: General Ophthamology, 8th edition, 1977.
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Inflammation of the second cranial nerve or optic nerve; commonly associated conditions include autoimmune disorders such as multiple sclerosis, infections, and granulomatous diseases.
- (Source - CRISP)

Optic neuritis is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Optic neuritis, or a subtype of Optic neuritis, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
- (Source - National Institute of Health)

Detailed list of causes of Optic neuritis

The list below shows some of the causes of Optic neuritis mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Optic neuritis?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Optic neuritis. Of the 49 causes of Optic neuritis that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 4 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "common" diseases
  • 3 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 9 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 39 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Optic neuritis:

The following list of conditions have 'Optic neuritis' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Optic neuritis:

The following list of medical conditions have Optic neuritis or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.


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Causes of Optic neuritis Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Optic neuritis based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    What are the alternative names for Optic neuritis:

    Retrobulbar neuritis
    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Optic neuritis:

    Medical Conditions associated with Optic neuritis:

    Eye symptoms (5412 causes), Inflammatory symptoms (1736 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes)

    Symptoms related to Optic neuritis:

    Blurred vision (982 causes), Vision loss (688 causes), Eye symptoms (5412 causes), Multiple sclerosis, Lupus (14 causes), Herpes zoster, Vasculitis (65 causes), Chloramphenicol, Ethambutol

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