alexa Plasma exchange for severe optic neuritis: treatment of 10 patients.


Journal of Multiple Sclerosis

Author(s): Ruprecht K, Klinker E, Dintelmann T, Rieckmann P, Gold R

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Abstract The authors reviewed a series of 10 consecutive patients treated with plasma exchange (PE) for acute, severe optic neuritis (ON) largely unresponsive to previous high-dose IV glucocorticosteroids. PE was associated with an improvement of visual acuity according to the study criteria in 7 of 10 patients. On follow-up, three of these patients continued to improve, two remained stable, and two had worsened again. PE may be beneficial as an escalating treatment in a subset of patients with severe ON. A controlled trial is warranted.
This article was published in Neurology and referenced in Journal of Multiple Sclerosis

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