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Inflammation of a nerve.
Symptoms of Neuritis
The following features are indicative of Neuritis:
pain in the affected area
disappearance of the reflexes
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Common Causes of Neuritis
The following are the most common causes of Neuritis:
Risk Factors for Neuritis
The following factors may increase the likelihood of Neuritis:
vitamin B1 deficiency
vitamin B12 deficiency
vitamin B6 excess
Prevention of Neuritis
Yes, it may be possible to prevent Neuritis.
Occurrence of Neuritis
Number of Cases
The following are the number of Neuritis cases seen each year worldwide:
Common between 1 - 10 Million cases
Common Age Group
Neuritis most commonly occurs in the following age group:
Aged between 15-50 years
Neuritis can occur in any gender.
Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Neuritis
The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Neuritis:
Physical eye examination: Measures side vision
Ophthalmoscopy: This eye test evaluates the working of optic disk
Pupillary light reaction test: Checks the response of pupil
MRI scan (Magnetic resonance imaging): To assess the abnormalities blood-retina barrier
Blood test: Check for antibodies for neuromyelitis optica
OCT (Optical coherence tomography): Measures the thickness of the retinal nerve fiber layer
Complications of Neuritis if untreated
Yes, Neuritis causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Neuritis is left untreated:
loss of vision
optic nerve damage
decreased visual activity
Time for Treatment of Neuritis
While time-period of treatment for each patient may vary, below is the typical time-period for Neuritis to resolve if treated properly under an expert supervision:
In 6 months - 1 year
Last updated date
This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
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