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Abstract Title:

Unilateral Optic Neuritis: A Rare Complication after Measles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccination in a 30-Year-Old Woman.

Abstract Source:

Case Rep Ophthalmol Med. 2016 ;2016:8740264. Epub 2016 Apr 19. PMID: 27195163

Abstract Author(s):

Chiara De Giacinto, Elvira Guaglione, Pia E Leon, Rossella D'Aloisio, Odilla Vattovani, Giuseppe Ravalico, Daniele Tognetto

Article Affiliation:

Chiara De Giacinto

Abstract:

Purpose. To report a case of unilateral optic neuritis following Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) vaccination. Methods. A 30-year-old female developed unilateral optic neuritis five days after a Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) booster vaccination. The patient displayed unilateral involvement, with severe visual loss. However, visual acuity improved significantly after four days of intravenous steroid therapy with 500 mg/day of methylprednisolone. Conclusions. Optic neuritis is one of the rare complications associated with the mumps, measles, and rubella vaccine. It may be a toxic reaction to the nonviral component of the vaccine, but the exact etiology is unknown. Postvaccination neuritis is generally bilateral and usually affects children. In adults, unilateral optic neuritis is usually correlated with multiple sclerosis (MS).

Study Type : Human: Case Report

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