Neurological Sciences

, Volume 31, Supplement 3, pp 325–327

Improvement of visual acuity in patients with severe visual loss affected by multiple sclerosis treated with natalizumab: a case report

Session III – Natalizumab: Update on New Clinical and Radiological Evidence

DOI: 10.1007/s10072-010-0349-7

Cite this article as:
Florio, C. & Maniscalco, G.T. Neurol Sci (2011) 31(Suppl 3): 325. doi:10.1007/s10072-010-0349-7

Abstract

Multiple sclerosis is an important chronic disorders of central nervous system that can lead to severe disability because of the presence of multiple demyelinating lesion. We report a 20-year-old woman with relapsing–remitting MS, with pediatric onset of MS, who developed aggressive disease with visual acuity lost (1/60 in both eyes). Frequent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) detected persisting inflammatory activity and increase of lesion burden so she was submitted to natalizumab treatment with stability of MRI. After about 10 administrations of natalizumab, she improved her visual acuity in left eye (visual acuity 1/10); visual evocate potential show mild improvement of latency in left eye.

Keywords

Multiple sclerosis Natalizumab 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Multiple Sclerosis Regional Center, “A. Cardarelli”NaplesItaly

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