Talk:Optic neuritis

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Is there a link to migraines?[edit]

I have recently started an "episode of optic neuritis" for the first time. My only other experience of vision loss before this was the aura I experienced before a migraine. My migraines tend to be very mild, about 30 minutes of vision loss (both eyes) followed by 3 hours of headache, occuring every 3 to 6 months. I am just wondering whether there is any relationship between migraines and optic neuritis, and whether there are similar causes.Pdjenner 14:57, 30 January 2007 (UTC) yes, there is a link. i've had optic neuritis, you get migraines. i had headaches that went on for days

Optic neuritis[edit]

Recurrent optic neuritis associated with Chlamydia pneumoniae infection of the central nervous system

Daniela Pohl a1, Kevin Rostasy a1, Jens Gieffers a2, Matthias Maass a3 and Folker Hanefeld a1 c1 a1 Department of Paediatrics and Paediatric Neurology, Georg August University Göttingen, Germany. a2 Institute of Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, University of Lübeck, Germany. a3 Institute of Medical Microbiology, Hygiene and Infectious Diseases, Salzburg University Hospital, Austria.


It has been suggested that Chlamydia pneumoniae (C. pneumoniae) is involved in the pathogenesis of diverse diseases of the central nervous system (CNS), including multiple sclerosis. We report the case of a 12-year-old male with isolated recurrent optic neuritis and an associated CNS infection with C. pneumoniae. The patient presented with three attacks of optic neuritis within 5 months. A positive polymerase chain reaction for C. pneumoniae in the cerebrospinal fluid led to the diagnosis of a CNS infection with C. pneumoniae. After treatment with the antibiotic rifampicin, he experienced no further attacks during the follow-up period of 6 years. These findings suggest the possibility of a C. pneumoniae infection as a contributing factor or even causative event for the development of optic neuritis.

(Accepted December 12 2005) to Cambridge University Journal

Correspondence: c1 Department of Paediatrics and Paediatric Neurology, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Robert-Koch-Strasse 40, 37075 Göttingen, Germany. E-mail:

Removing Multiple Issues Tag[edit]

Can we remove the ‘multiple issues’ tag? I know there’s work still to be done, but the page has come a long way since March 2016.

FreeT (talk) 22:31, 15 May 2017 (UTC)