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Abstract Title:

Optic neuritis following Varicella zoster vaccination: report of two cases.

Abstract Source:

Vaccine. 2014 Sep 3 ;32(39):4881-4. Epub 2014 Jul 18. PMID: 25045807

Abstract Author(s):

Sang Beom Han, Jeong-Min Hwang, Ji-Soo Kim, Hee Kyung Yang

Article Affiliation:

Sang Beom Han

Abstract:

Two women presented at our clinic with vision blurring following Varicella zoster virus (VZV) vaccination, 3 weeks and 1 week ago. Ophthalmologic examination and magnetic resonance imaging revealed bilateral and unilateral optic neuritis, respectively. One patient had a history of optic neuritis in the fellow eye 33 years ago without recurrence since then. Both patients completely recovered after treatment with high dose intravenous methylprednisolone followed by a tapered dose of oral prednisolone. This is the first report of optic neuritis occurring in relation to VZV vaccination.

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