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Optic neuritis followed by hypersensitive skin (leg then trunk) and aching arm, could it be anything else besides ms?

Possible. First, the subsequent clinically definite diagnosis of ms occurs up to 50% of the time after optic neuritis. Secondly, the sensitivity and aching may or may not represent spinal cord or allodynia issues, and could be associated with peripheral nerve disease. Third, an MRI of both neck and brain could be reassuring, and a negative spinal fluid would also rule out ms at this point. See neurology. Read more...
Yes. In addition to multiple sclerosis as a cause for optic neuritis and unusual neurologic symptoms, there is a separate diagnosis called devic's syndrome or neuromyelitis optica (nmo) which can cause both optic neuritis and a separate demyelinating disease called transverse myelitis. I would make certain you are seeing a neurologist with skill in neuroimmunology/ms to make certain of your diagnosis. Read more...

Optic neuritis, hypersensitivity on skin followed by numb arm. Could it be vit d deficiency or more likely MS (waiting on neuro app)?

More likely. It will more likely be ms but it could also be another neurological problem. Read more...
My opinion. MS is a highly likely consideration, and should be thoroughly assessed, including MRI of head and neck, and maybe spinal fluid evaluation. Vitamin D deficiency does NOT cause your symptoms, but increases risk of MS. Read more...

Could optic neuritis be caused by child abuse?

Probably not. Child abuse, especially the shaken baby syndrome, causes significant damage in the eye, . Mostly retinal disruption with bleeding and loss of vision. The optic nerve is in a well protected canal and would only be damaged in these circumstances if the trauma were so great that the bones around the nerve were fractured although this would not be called optic neuritis, but just traumatic damage. Read more...

Is optic neuritis always caused by multiple sclerosis?

Not always. But, if there is but one MRI white matter lesion associated with optic neuritis, about 75% of pts have developed clinically definite ms by 14 years. In other words, you may need followup for a period of time if you have suffered optic neuritis. Find an experienced ms specialized neurologist and discuss your situation. Read more...

Is optic neuritis sometimes caused by multiple sclerosis?

No. Though optic neuritis might be the first presentation in someone who will develop ms, there are many times when it is simply optic neuritis. A thorough history and examination by a neurologist can help address for you whether you might already have ms, or simply optic neuritis. Read more...
SURELY. Often presenting first sign of MS, and about 60% of cases of optic neuritis wind up becoming clinically definite MS. But if ON is associated with but one MRI lesion, there is an 80% chance of definite MS by 14 yrs. Read more...

Can optic neuritis possibly cause protrusion of the affected eye?

No . Unilateral exophthalmos, protrusion of one eye, is most likely a result of thyroid disease. Other causes include inflammation ANS infection of tissues or sinuses around the eye and rarely tumors of the tissues around the eye, the optic nerve and the eye. Read more...