Optic neuritis in an ankylosing spondylitis patient treated with adalimumab: a case report

Author(s): Alireza Sadeghi*

Subjective: To describe a case of optic neuritis following intiating treatment with Adalimumab Method: this case was evaluated by visual field testing, fundoscopic examination and brian Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).

Results: After receiving Methylprednisolone and tapering with Prednisolone this patient had a complete recovery. There was no sign of recurrence after 6 months of follow-up.

Conclusion: In this case the proximity of starting the symptoms to initiating the treatment with Adalimumab and complete recovery after cessation of the drug and corticosteroid treatment can suggest a causal association.