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Case Report
A Rare Manifestation Of Crohn’s Disease İn 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.  
Gaziantep Med J ; : -
DOI: 10.5152/EurJTher.2017.134
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Key Words: Adolescent, Crohn’s disease, extraintestinal manifestations, optic neuritis, vision loss

Crohn’s disease (CD) effects small and large intestines with focal transmural granulomatous inflammation. Some patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) also have 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 about ocular involvement in adolescent and pediatric patients. We aimed to report a 17 year old male who applied to gastroenterology department with abdominal pain, diarrhea, sudden vision loss in right eye and eventually diagnosed with CD, optic neuropathy and neuroretinitis. To best of our knowledge, this is the second report about optic nerve involvement in Crohn’s disease in pediatric and adolescent population in existing literature.

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