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Optic Neuritis MeSH Descriptor Data 2021


MeSH Heading
Optic Neuritis
Tree Number(s)
C10.292.700.550
C11.640.576
Unique ID
D009902
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D009902
Annotation
SMON (Subacute Myelo-Optico-Neuropathy) is indexed here + MYELITIS + SYNDROME
Scope Note
Inflammation of the optic nerve. Commonly associated conditions include autoimmune disorders such as MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS, infections, and granulomatous diseases. Clinical features include retro-orbital pain that is aggravated by eye movement, loss of color vision, and contrast sensitivity that may progress to severe visual loss, an afferent pupillary defect (Marcus-Gunn pupil), and in some instances optic disc hyperemia and swelling. Inflammation may occur in the portion of the nerve within the globe (neuropapillitis or anterior optic neuritis) or the portion behind the globe (retrobulbar neuritis or posterior optic neuritis).
Entry Term(s)
Anterior Optic Neuritis
Neuropapillitis
Posterior Optic Neuritis
Retrobulbar Neuritis
NLM Classification #
WW 280
See Also
Neuritis
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2009/07/06
Optic Neuritis Preferred
Neuropapillitis Related
Retrobulbar Neuritis Related
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