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Volume 17, Issue 1 (4-2014)                   J Arak Uni Med Sci 2014, 17(1): 0-0 | Back to browse issues page

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Shahsavari Nia K, Rahmani F, Ebrahimi Bakhtavar H, Taher Aghdam A A, Sadeghi Hokmabadi E, Massood A. Sudden Visual Loss in Patient Suspected Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis. J Arak Uni Med Sci. 2014; 17 (1)
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1- : Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
2- Department of Emergency Medicine, Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Ardabil, Iran , farzadrhn88@gmail.com@yahoo.com
3- Department of Emergency Medicine, Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Ardabil, Iran
4- Department of Neurology, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
5- Resident of Emergency Medicine, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
Abstract:   (9196 Views)

Background: Sudden visual loss is one of the emergent problems that it may be a sign of a life-threatening disease. It should be quickly evaluated and identified the treatable causes.

Case report: A young man without any history of certain disease was referred to the emergency department with complaints of sudden blindness. He was presented with fever, coriza symptoms and progressive blurring of vision that ultimately led to his visual loss. After carefully evaluation, finally suspected diagnosis of acute fulminant multiple sclerosis was made.

Discussion: Multiple sclerosis is a chronic inflammatory disease that is associated with acute attacks of neurological dysfunction. Some of these attacks are an emergent situation and need to early detection and treatment. There is a variant of Multiple sclerosis that called Acute Fulminant Multiple sclerosis which can cause sudden visual loss.

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Type of Study: Case Report | Subject: General
Received: 2013/12/23 | Accepted: 2014/02/26

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