ISSN 2564-7784 | E-ISSN 2564-7040
Case Report
A rare manifestation of Crohn’s disease in an adolescent: Optic neuritis
1 Department of Gastroenterology, Gaziantep University School of Medicine, Gaziantep, Turkey  
2 Department of Ophthalmology, Gaziantep University School of Medicine, Gaziantep, Turkey  
Eur J Ther 2017; 23: 180-183
DOI: 10.5152/EurJTher.2017.134
Key Words: Adolescent, Crohn’s disease, extraintestinal manifestations, optic neuritis, vision loss
Abstract

Crohn’s disease (CD) affects the small and large intestines with focal transmural granulomatous inflammation. Some patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) also show ocular involvement. Optic nerve involvement in patients with IBD may present as neuroretinitis, papillitis, optic neuritis (demyelinating), or ischemic optic neuropathy. There is limited information on ocular involvement in adolescent and pediatric patients. We present a case of a 17-year-old male who applied to the gastroenterology department with abdominal pain, diarrhea, and sudden vision loss in the right eye and was eventually diagnosed with CD, optic neuropathy, and neuroretinitis. To best of our knowledge, this is the second report regarding optic nerve involvement in CD in the pediatric and adolescent population in literature. 

 

How to cite: Balkan A, Kimyon S, Mete A, Gülşen MT. A rare manifestation of Crohn’s disease in an adolescent: Optic neuritis. Eur J Ther 2017; 23: 180-3.

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