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Corticosteroid therapy for optic neuritis and multiple sclerosis

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=14598491&dopt=Abstract

Vestn Oftalmol. 2003 Sep-Oct;119(5):28-31

Corticosteroids are the preparations in the treatment of optic neuritis at multiple sclerosis.

The doses and methods of introduction of corticosteroids are chosen individually for the adults and children.

A maximum effect is registered in a majority of cases of optic neuritis, when methylprednisolone is prescribed with the pulse-dose introduction, as compared to parabulbar injections or administration of corticosteroids per os.

The recovery of vision at relapsing optic neuritis sets on faster and is of a more prolonged nature as compared to other variants of the introduction of corticosteroids.

Therefore, the prescription of methylprednisolone as pulse-doses is more effective in both adults and children.