Bilateral and Simultaneous Retrobulbar Optic Neuritis Revealing Multiple SclerosisSalem Bouomrani*, Nesrine Belgacem, Fatma Rekik, Najla Lassoued, Safa Trabelsi, Hassen Baïli and Maher Béji
Department of Internal medicine, Military Hospital of Gabes, Gabes 6000, Tunisia
- *Corresponding Author:
- Bouomrani S
Department of Internal medicine
Military Hospital of Gabes, Gabes 6000, Tunisia
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Received date: March 27, 2017; Accepted date: April 22, 2017; Published date: April 29, 2017
Citation: Bouomrani S, Belgacem N, Rekik F, Lassoued N, Trabelsi S, et al. (2017) Bilateral and Simultaneous Retrobulbar Optic Neuritis Revealing Multiple Sclerosis. J Mult Scler 4:200. doi:10.4172/2376-0389.1000200
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Optic neuritis is a common manifestation of multiple sclerosis. It occurs in two thirds of patients at some point in the course of this disease and is usually unilateral, acute and often recurrent. However, optic neuritis can be the first manifestation of this demyelinating disease in 15 to 20% of cases. Bilateral, simultaneous and retrobulbar forms of optic neuritis inaugurating multiple sclerosis remain exceptional and unusual. They represent a real diagnostic challenge and require special attention from the clinician. Herein we report the case of bilateral simultaneous and isolated retrobulbar optic neuritis inaugurating multiple sclerosis in a 24 year old woman.