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The epidemiology of optic neuritis

Petzold, Axel; (2024) The epidemiology of optic neuritis. Presented at: 2nd Africa Mena Brain Week, Demnat, Morocco. Green open access

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Abstract

Optic neuritis (ON) is a multifaceted condition with diverse epidemiological manifestations worldwide. The predominant literature has been influenced by a bias towards multiple sclerosis optic neuritis in predominantly Caucasian populations. This has resulted in an insufficient understanding of the heterogeneity within diverse ethnic groups. To address this gap, the International Consortium of Optic Neuritis (ICON) is launching a global survey to explore the epidemiological landscape of ON beyond the prevailing narratives. This talk aims to present the survey, emphasising the significance of learning about subgroups such as MOG-ON and AQP4-ON (also referred to as NMOSD and Devic disease) in the African population. Participants are encouraged to share their experiences through the survey, fostering a comprehensive understanding of ON across varied populations. Participants are invited to join the conversation and contribute to expanding our joint knowledge. [Survey Link: https://forms.gle/F6d98L4xFEDPvQZh7] A free download of translations of the ICON 2022 Diagnostic Criteria into several African languages is available at this link: [UCL library: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10156457/ ].

Type: Conference item (Presentation)
Title: The epidemiology of optic neuritis
Event: 2nd Africa Mena Brain Week
Location: Demnat, Morocco
Dates: 20 - 25 February 2024
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: https://neuromarrakech.com/programme-2/
Language: English
Keywords: epidemiology, africa, survey, optic neuritis
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology > Clinical and Movement Neurosciences
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10187774
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