Introduction:There are few studies focusing on Binocular hepatitis B related optic neuritis (HB-ON) and associated therapies are still limited. We present a case of HB-ON which has been cured with therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE).Patient concerns:The patient was diagnosed as acute hepatitis B in hepatology and got a rapid loss of binocular visual acuity (2/100 in the right eye and no light perception in the left eye) after the onset.Diagnosis:Hepatitis B related optic neuritis.Interventions:Methylprednisolone and therapeutic plasma exchange.Outcomes:The treatment of high dose methylprednisolone was not curative. After 5 TPE sessions, the patient's best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) returned to 20/20 in the right eye and finger counting (FC)/40cm in the left eye. One month later, the visual acuity increased to 5/100 in the left eye.Conclusion:This is the first case in which we used TPE to cure HB-ON. Also, it can demonstrate the relationship between HB-ON and immunopathogenesis. The case may provide an effective method for the treatment of hormone invalid and disabled ON in clinical practice.
|Journal||Medicine (United States)|
|Publication status||Published - 1 May 2019|
- extrahepatic diseases
- hepatitis B
- optic neuritis
- plasma exchange
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