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Mimics and chameleons of optic neuritis

Weerasinghe, Dinushi; Lueck, Christian

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Optic neuritis is a common problem and most neurologists are familiar with it. Recent studies have suggested that it can be overdiagnosed in as many as 10% of cases. The major reasons for this relate to confusion regarding terminology and lack of familiarity with common mimics. This article covers typical ‘idiopathic’ demyelinating optic neuropathy (IDON) and several possible variations in the way it can present (chameleons). We then discuss several conditions that can mimic IDON, including...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/285244
Source: Practical Neurology
DOI: 10.1136/practneurol-2015-001254

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