Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder and active tuberculosis

James Kerr Grieve, Scott Day, David Connell, Jonathan O'Riordan (Lead / Corresponding author)

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Tuberculosis is on the rise again. It brings with it potential for neurological involvement both as a direct infection and as a parainfectious process. Accordingly we report the development of neurological problems affecting a 48-year-old patient's vision and sensation while being treated for active tuberculosis. At its nadir her vision deteriorated to nil perception of light and she had a sensory level to T10. Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder was diagnosed. We discuss our management strategy with neuromodulation in the context of active tuberculosis infection.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere231524
JournalBMJ Case Reports
Issue number1
Early online date2 Jan 2020
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jan 2020


  • TB and other respiratory infections
  • infection (neurology)
  • neuroopthalmology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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