Panuveitis associated with multiple sclerosis complicated by cerebral venous thrombosis

Kadayifcilar S., Gedik S., Eldem B., Balaban H., Kansu T.

OCULAR IMMUNOLOGY AND INFLAMMATION, vol.12, no.2, pp.153-157, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/09273940490895371
  • Page Numbers: pp.153-157


Purpose: To report cerebral venous thrombosis as a complication of intravenous corticosteroid treatment in a patient with multiple sclerosis. Method: A case report. A 44-year-old woman with a previous diagnosis of multiple sclerosis presented with panuveitis and retinal perivasculitis. Intravenous pulse corticosteroid therapy was given for three days. Results: The panuveitis and retinal periphlebitis began to resolve within one week; however, ten days after the last corticosteroid dose, the patient was hospitalized with the diagnosis of cerebral venous thrombosis. Conclusion: Although intravenous corticosteroid treatment for uveitis associated with multiple sclerosis can be very helpful, the patient should be monitored closely for systemic side effects.