RETINAL VASCULITIS ASSOCIATED WITH NEUROMYELITIS OPTICA

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Abstract

Purpose:

To report a case of retinal vasculitis in a patient with neuromyelitis optica.

Methods:

Clinical case report, imaging was obtained with photographs, fluorescein angiography, spectral domain optical coherence tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging.

Results:

The aforementioned patient presented with urinary incontinence and spastic paraparesis. She was found to have a transverse myelitis on magnetic resonance imaging and positive anti–aquaporin-4 (AQP4-Ab) testing. She had no associated visual symptoms. Examination revealed a retinal vasculitis. There have been no previous reports of retinal vasculitis associated with neuromyelitis optica or neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder.

Conclusion:

Retinal vasculitis can be associated with neuromyelitis optica.

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