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Optic Neuritis Associated with Anti-Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) alpha Therapy

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient prior and during therapy with an antagonist to tumor necrosis factor (TNF) alpha to minimize the risk of optic neuritis.

Specialty:

Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology
Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology

Objective:

options, adverse effects

ICD-10:

T50.9, H46, G37.9

Description:

Therapy with anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) alpha may be associated with optic neuritis or other demyelinating disorders. Simsek et al make recommendations for minimizing the risk of optic neuritis in patients treated with these agents. The authors are from the Gulhane Military School of Medicine in Ankara, Turkey.

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