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Adolescent with unilateral vision loss
  1. Michele Mazzolai1,
  2. Aldo Skabar2,
  3. Fulvio Parentin2,
  4. Egidio Barbi1,2
  1. 1 Department of Medicine, Surgery and Health Sciences, University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy
  2. 2 Institute for Maternal and Child Health, IRCCS Burlo Garofolo, Trieste, Italy
  1. Correspondence to Dr Michele Mazzolai, Department of Medicine, Surgery, and Health Sciences, University of Trieste, Trieste 34137, Italy; michele.mazzolai90{at}


Question 1 What is the most likely diagnosis?

  1. Optical neuritis (ON).

  2. Central nervous system (CNS) tumour.

  3. Functional visual loss (FVL).

  4. Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IH).

Question 1

Question 2 How is this condition investigated and managed?

Answers can be found on page 2.

  • functional visual loss
  • children
  • optic neuritis
  • conversion disorder
  • intracranial hypertension
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  • Contributors MM drafted the initial manuscript and approved the final manuscript as submitted. AS and FP contributed to achieving the clinical diagnosis of the case. AS, FP and EB critically reviewed the manuscript and approved the final manuscript as submitted. All authors approved the final manuscript as submitted and agreed to be accountable for all aspects of the work.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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