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Is there any link between genital herpes and optic neuriti

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Is there any link between genital herpes and optic neuritis?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Stevens replied 5 years ago.

Hello there

there is no link between genital herpes and optic neuritis. Nor is there a link between any of the meds used to treat active genital herpes and optic neuritis. Regards, XXXXX XXXXX

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Thank you very much. My wife Kathleen, who is 57 and in excellent general health, was just diagnosed with optic neuritis. She is getting an MRI this afternoon. Based on this preliminary information, Any idea how likely she is to develop MS? Needless to say, we are both very concerned. Thank you.

Brian Callaghan
Expert:  Dr. Stevens replied 5 years ago.

Hello Brian

the MRI should help with this. If there is nothing to point in that direction at this time, her chances of being diagnosed with MS in the next five years is about 16%. If there are 3 or more lesions seen on the MRI, chances of MS at 5 years is 51%. Overall risk of developing clinically definite MS is about 30% in 5 years. Regards, XXXXX XXXXX

 

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Dr. Stevens:

Thanks so much for your help. I may get back in touch with you following the MRI. Best regards. Brian Callaghan
Expert:  Dr. Stevens replied 5 years ago.
This must be stressful for you, please do not hesitate to post any follow up items

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