Optic neuritis following aseptic meningitis associated with modified measles: a case report.

In this study, we report the case of a 35-year-old woman with modified measles complicated by aseptic meningitis and subsequent optic neuritis. Although her initial manifestations were only flu-like symptoms without any Koplik's spots or skin rashes, virological testing confirmed an acute measles infection. Subsequently, right optic neuritis appeared after aseptic meningitis and was completely resolved following steroid pulse therapy. In general, modified measles is believed to be associated with mild symptoms and few neurological complications; however, our present observations demonstrated that modified measles can cause rapid neurological complications. PMID: 23883844 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Jpn J Infect Dis Source Type: research

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