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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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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)
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This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Optic neuritis based
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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)
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