Neuropediatrics 2013; 44(05): 272-275
DOI: 10.1055/s-0033-1336018
Short Communication
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Plasma Exchange Is Effective in a 13-Year-Old Girl with Steroid-Resistant Bilateral Optic Neuritis

Isabel Michaelis
1  Department of Paediatric Neurology, University Children's Hospital, Tübingen, Germany
,
Benjamin Bender
2  Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology, University Hospital Tübingen, Germany
,
Ortraud Beringer
3  Department of Paediatric Nephrology, University Children's Hospital, Ulm, Germany
,
Arthur Melms
4  Department of Neurology, University Hospital, Tübingen, Germany
,
Ingeborg Krägeloh-Mann
1  Department of Paediatric Neurology, University Children's Hospital, Tübingen, Germany
,
Markus Wolff
1  Department of Paediatric Neurology, University Children's Hospital, Tübingen, Germany
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Publication History

27 August 2012

03 January 2013

Publication Date:
06 March 2013 (online)

Abstract

We describe a 13-year-old girl presenting with steroid-resistant bilateral optic neuritis. After plasma exchange (PE), the girl experienced full recovery of her visual acuity. During a 4-year follow-up no relapse occurred. As far as we know, this is the first report of PE treatment in optic neuritis in a child.