Background: Photophobia has never been investigated in MS. Methods: In this pilot study we used photosensitivity questionnaire assessment (PAQ) to evaluate tolerability to light in 73 MS patients and 62 healthy controls. Results: We identified a lower PAQ score and a higher number of photophobic subjects in MS than in controls. Moreover, clinical disability or previous optic neuritis did not predict the photosensitivity profile. Conclusion: Further studies to investigate the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying photophobia in MS are needed.

Photophobia in multiple sclerosis / Cortese, Antonio; Conte, Antonella; Ferrazzano, Gina; Sgarlata, Eleonora; Millefiorini, Enrico; Frontoni, Marco; Berardelli, Alfredo. - In: MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS AND RELATED DISORDERS. - ISSN 2211-0348. - 26:(2018), pp. 55-57. [10.1016/j.msard.2018.09.005]

Photophobia in multiple sclerosis

Cortese, Antonio;Conte, Antonella;Ferrazzano, Gina;Sgarlata, Eleonora;Millefiorini, Enrico;Frontoni, Marco;Berardelli, Alfredo
2018

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Background: Photophobia has never been investigated in MS. Methods: In this pilot study we used photosensitivity questionnaire assessment (PAQ) to evaluate tolerability to light in 73 MS patients and 62 healthy controls. Results: We identified a lower PAQ score and a higher number of photophobic subjects in MS than in controls. Moreover, clinical disability or previous optic neuritis did not predict the photosensitivity profile. Conclusion: Further studies to investigate the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying photophobia in MS are needed.
2018
multiple sclerosis; optic neuritis; photophobia; photosensitivity; photosensitivity questionnaire; trigeminal nucleus; neurology; neurology (clinical)
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Photophobia in multiple sclerosis / Cortese, Antonio; Conte, Antonella; Ferrazzano, Gina; Sgarlata, Eleonora; Millefiorini, Enrico; Frontoni, Marco; Berardelli, Alfredo. - In: MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS AND RELATED DISORDERS. - ISSN 2211-0348. - 26:(2018), pp. 55-57. [10.1016/j.msard.2018.09.005]
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