Role of Plasma Exchange in Steroid Resistant Neuromyelitis Optica with Loss of Vision ED14-ED15
Dr. Ashish Maheshwari,
Department of Transfusion Medicine, ILBS, New Delhi, India.
Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO) is a demyelinating inflammatory disorder of the spinal cord and optic nerve. As per American Society For Apheresis (ASFA) guidelines, Therapeutic Plasma Exchange (TPE) is considered as a second-line treatment in patients with weak or no response to steroid therapy. A patient of NMO presented to the tertiary care institute with the sudden loss of vision in the right eye. The patient was resistant to steroid treatment and improved significantly with TPE. Hence, TPE may be an effective treatment modality in steroid-resistant NMO with vision loss.