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REVIEW
Tetsuya Akaishi, Ichiro Nakashima, Douglas Kazutoshi Sato, Toshiyuki Takahashi, Kazuo Fujihara
Neuromyelitis optica (NMO) is clinically characterized by severe optic neuritis and transverse myelitis, but recent studies with anti-aquaporin-4-antibody specific to NMO have revealed that the clinical spectrum is wider than previously thought. International consensus diagnostic criteria propose NMO spectrum disorders (NMOSD) as the term to define the entire spectrum including typical NMO, optic neuritis, acute myelitis, brain syndrome, and their combinations. NMOSD is now divided into anti-aquaporin-4-antibody-seropositive NMOSD and -seronegative NMOSD (or unknown serostatus)...
May 2017: Neuroimaging Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248700/myelin-oligodendrocyte-glycoprotein-antibodies-how-clinically-useful-are-they
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Markus Reindl, Sven Jarius, Kevin Rostasy, Thomas Berger
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Serum IgG autoantibodies against the myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG) are present in atypical demyelinating disorders such as neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders (NMOSD) or acute disseminated encephalomyelitis. Whereas the role of aquaporin-4 antibodies as diagnostic markers for NMOSD is meanwhile well established, the role of MOG antibodies is less clear. RECENT FINDINGS: Initial studies suggested that MOG antibodies are associated with a more benign disease course than aquaporin-4antibodies...
February 28, 2017: Current Opinion in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228838/a-rare-case-of-bilateral-optic-neuritis-and-guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome-post-mycoplasma-pneumoniae-infection
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Aravindhan Baheerathan, Amy Ross Russell, Fion Bremner, Simon F Farmer
Neurological complications are the most commonly encountered extra-pulmonary manifestation of infection with Mycoplasma pneumoniae (M. pneumoniae). Here the authors report the case of a 39-year-old woman who was admitted with acute-onset bilateral visual loss coinciding with ascending numbness. Clinical examination, neurological imaging, and nerve conduction studies revealed a syndrome of bilateral optic neuritis and Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS). Serological testing confirmed recent exposure to M. pneumoniae...
February 2017: Neuro-ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187977/retinal-and-optic-nerve-degeneration-in-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis-followed-up-for-5-years
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Elena Garcia-Martin, Jose R Ara, Jesus Martin, Carmen Almarcegui, Isabel Dolz, Elisa Vilades, Laura Gil-Arribas, Francisco J Fernandez, Vicente Polo, Jose M Larrosa, Luis E Pablo, Maria Satue
PURPOSE: To quantify retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) changes in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and healthy controls with a 5-year follow-up and to analyze correlations between disability progression and RNFL degeneration. DESIGN: Observational and longitudinal study. PARTICIPANTS: One hundred patients with relapsing-remitting MS and 50 healthy controls. METHODS: All participants underwent a complete ophthalmic and electrophysiologic exploration and were re-evaluated annually for 5 years...
February 7, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115874/optic-neuritis-and-acute-anterior-uveitis-associated-with-influenza-a-infection-a-case-report
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Hayate Nakagawa, Hidetaka Noma, Osamu Kotake, Ryosuke Motohashi, Kanako Yasuda, Masahiko Shimura
BACKGROUND: A few reports have described ocular complications of influenza A infection, such as impaired ocular movement, parasympathetic ocular nerve, keratitis, macular lesion, and frosted branch angiitis. We encountered a rare case of acute anterior uveitis and optic neuritis associated with influenza A infection. CASE PRESENTATION: A 70-year-old man presented with symptoms of upper respiratory tract infection. A rapid diagnostic test showed a positive result for influenza A...
2017: International Medical Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919493/eleven-episodes-of-recurrent-optic-neuritis-of-the-same-eye-for-22-years-eventually-diagnosed-as-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorder
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Yih Chian Yew, Jyh Yung Hor, Thien Thien Lim, Ruban Kanesalingam, Yee Ming Ching, Masita Arip, P E Samuel Easaw, Gaik Bee Eow
It is difficult to predict whether a particular attack of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) will affect the optic nerve [optic neuritis (ON): unilateral or bilateral], spinal cord (myelitis), brain or brainstem, or a combination of the above. We report an interesting case of recurrent ON of the same eye for a total of 11 episodes in a Chinese woman. Over a period of 22 years, the attacks only involved the left eye, and never the right eye and also no myelitis. For a prolonged duration, she was diagnosed as recurrent idiopathic ON...
November 2016: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27787712/optic-nerve
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Lynn K Gordon
Optic nerve diseases arise from many different etiologies including inflammatory, neoplastic, genetic, infectious, ischemic, and idiopathic. Understanding some of the characteristics of the most common optic neuropathies along with therapeutic approaches to these diseases is helpful in designing recommendations for individual patients. Although many optic neuropathies have no specific treatment, some do, and it is those potentially treatable or preventable conditions which need to be recognized in order to help patients regain their sight or develop a better understanding of their own prognosis...
October 28, 2016: Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785596/the-diagnostic-accuracy-of-chromatic-pupillary-light-responses-in-diseases-of-the-outer-and-inner-retina
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Paul Richter, Helmut Wilhelm, Tobias Peters, Holger Luedtke, Anne Kurtenbach, Herbert Jaegle, Barbara Wilhelm
PURPOSE: To compare the chromatic pupillary light responses (PLR) in healthy subjects with those from patients with diseases of the outer or inner retina under various stimulus conditions, and to ascertain the parameters required to optimally distinguish between disease and control groups. METHODS: Fifteen patients with retinitis pigmentosa (RP), 19 patients with optic nerve disease (ON), and 16 healthy subjects were enrolled in this prospective study. ON included optic neuritis (NNO) and non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION)...
March 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27775238/thickness-of-macular-inner-retinal-layers-and-peripapillary-retinal-nerve-fibre-layer-in-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-optic-neuritis-and-isolated-optic-neuritis-with-one-episode
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Chunxia Peng, Wei Wang, Quangang Xu, Mo Yang, Huangfen Zhou, Shuo Zhao, Shihui Wei
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the differences between macular inner retinal layers and peripapillary retinal nerve fibre layer (pRNFL) thickness in Chinese patients with neuromyelitis spectrum optic neuritis (NMOSD-ON) and isolated optic neuritis (ION) with only one episode. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 35 patients (35 eyes) with NMOSD-ON (NMO-IgG seropositive) and 46 patients (46 eyes) with ION after one episode. Spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) was used to quantify pRNFL, macular RNFL (mRNFL), ganglion cell and inner plexiform layers (GCIPL) and inner nuclear layer (INL) thickness using an automated algorithm...
October 24, 2016: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27732973/diagnostic-utility-of-systematic-aquaporin-4-antibodies-determination-in-the-first-event-of-immune-mediated-optic-neuritis
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Edgar Carnero Contentti, Mariana De Virgiliis, Javier Pablo Hryb, Felisa Leguizamon, Julia Celso, José Luis Di Pace, Mónica Perassolo
BACKGROUND: Antibodies against aquaporin-4 (AQP4-ab) have diagnostic and prognostic value. However, little is known to date about their utility in the first event of optic neuritis (ON). OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the utility of systematic AQP4-ab determination in a retrospective cohort of patients with a first onset of ON. PATIENTS AND METHODS: All patients (n = 42) were tested for AQP4-ab in the following context: typical ON (TON) and atypical ON (AON)...
2016: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27645337/how-long-does-it-take-to-diagnose-patients-with-neuromyelitis-optica-nmo-using-the-2006-diagnostic-criteria
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Tanawat Tengsirikomol, Sasitorn Siritho, Naraporn Prayoonwiwat
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: A few reports studied the time use to diagnose patient with neuromyelitis optica (NMO). The Aim of the study is to evaluate the interval from disease onset to the time when patients fulfilled the NMO diagnostic criteria 2006 in Thai. METHOD: A retrospective study of the NMO patients visiting the MS clinic and related disorders at Siriraj hospital was reviewed. RESULTS: There were 42 definite NMO. All were female. The most common first presentations were optic neuritis (ON) (45...
September 2016: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27572864/pediatric-acquired-cns-demyelinating-syndromes-features-associated-with-multiple-sclerosis
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Rogier Q Hintzen, Russell C Dale, Rinze F Neuteboom, Soe Mar, Brenda Banwell
Approximately one-third of children with an acquired demyelinating syndrome (ADS) will be diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS), either at onset according to the 2010 McDonald criteria, or on the basis of clinical or MRI evidence of relapsing disease, in the majority of patients within 2-4 years. ADS in adolescents, female patients, and patients with polyfocal deficits is associated with the highest likelihood of MS, while children with acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, those with documented preceding infection, and ADS presentation in young children more commonly portends a monophasic outcome...
August 30, 2016: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27412016/-optic-neuritis-in-childhood-a-pediatric-series-literature-review-and-treatment-approach
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D Lopez-Martin, J Martinez-Anton
INTRODUCTION: In children, the most common form of optic neuritis usually occurs after an infectious disease with papilledema, usually bilateral and has a good prognosis. Conversion to multiple sclerosis is low. AIM: To present clinical and laboratory case of optic neuritis in pediatrics features. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Seventeen clinical cases of optic neuritis in children and young people aged 4-14 years, referred from 2000 to 2015 were analyzed...
August 1, 2016: Revista de Neurologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27402111/neuromyelitis-optica-devic-s-syndrome-an-appraisal
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REVIEW
Teresa M Crout, Laura P Parks, Vikas Majithia
Neuromyelitis optica (NMO) and neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders (NMOSD), previously known as Devic's syndrome, are a group of inflammatory disorders of the central nervous system (CNS) characterized by severe, immune-mediated demyelination and axonal damage, predominantly targeting optic nerves and the spinal cord typically associated with a disease-specific serum NMO-IgG antibody that selectively binds aquaporin-4 (AQP4). The classic and best-defined features of NMOSD include acute attacks of bilateral or rapidly sequential optic neuritis (leading to visual loss) or transverse myelitis (often causing limb weakness and bladder dysfunction) or both with a typically relapsing course...
August 2016: Current Rheumatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27238905/ophthalmologic-aspects-of-chikungunya-infection
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Dayron F Martínez-Pulgarín, Fazle Rabbi Chowdhury, Wilmer E Villamil-Gomez, Alfonso J Rodriguez-Morales, Gabriela M Blohm, Alberto E Paniz-Mondolfi
Chikungunya fever, a viral disease epidemic in some parts of the world is newly introduced in the Americas. This is of considerable international concern, with a growing incidence owing to developing urbanization, tourism, and trade. Ocular manifestations of chikungunya fever are not frequent, but of great relevance. Common manifestations include conjunctivitis, optic neuritis, iridocyclitis, episcleritis, retinitis and uveitis. Diagnostic and monitoring investigations would include optical coherence tomography, fundus fluorescein and indocyanine green angiography, visual field analysis, and electrophysiologic tests...
September 2016: Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27164713/evaluation-of-the-2015-diagnostic-criteria-for-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorder
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Jae-Won Hyun, In Hye Jeong, AeRan Joung, Su-Hyun Kim, Ho Jin Kim
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the application of the 2015 International Panel for NMO Diagnosis (IPND) criteria to consecutive cases of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) in a large cohort of individuals with CNS inflammatory diseases. METHODS: In total, 594 patients with CNS inflammatory diseases were included. Rigorous confirmation of the patients' aquaporin-4 immunoglobulin G antibodies (AQP4-IgG) status throughout the disease duration (mean 9.2 ± 5.7 years) using repeated assays, including ELISA and cell-based assay, was performed...
May 10, 2016: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27103315/optic-nerve-sheath-meningioma-detected-by-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography-computed-tomography-somatostatin-receptor-scintigraphy-a-case-report
#17
Lucie Nussbaum-Hermassi, Guido Ahle, Chistophe Zaenker, Camelia Duca, Izzie Jacques Namer
BACKGROUND: Optic nerve sheath meningiomas account for only 2% of orbital lesions and 42% of optic nerve tumors. Diagnosis remains difficult because histologic confirmation carries a high risk of visual loss. Therefore, a less invasive and specific diagnostic method for differentiating optic nerve sheath meningiomas from other optic nerve lesions is needed to overcome the limitations of computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging, and make the best individualized treatment decision...
April 22, 2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26950113/the-immunology-of-neuromyelitis-optica-current-knowledge-clinical-implications-controversies-and-future-perspectives
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REVIEW
Michalina Jasiak-Zatonska, Alicja Kalinowska-Lyszczarz, Slawomir Michalak, Wojciech Kozubski
Neuromyelitis optica (NMO) is an autoimmune, demyelinating disorder of the central nervous system (CNS) with typical clinical manifestations of optic neuritis and acute transverse myelitis attacks. Previously believed to be a variant of multiple sclerosis (MS), it is now considered an independent disorder which needs to be differentiated from MS. The discovery of autoantibodies against aquaporin-4 (AQP4-IgGs) changed our understanding of NMO immunopathogenesis and revolutionized the diagnostic process. AQP4-IgG is currently regarded as a specific biomarker of NMO and NMO spectrum disorders (NMOsd) and a key factor in its pathogenesis...
March 2, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26856945/ganglion-cell-analysis-in-acute-optic-neuritis
#19
R Behbehani, A Al-Moosa, D Sriraman, R Alroughani
BACKGROUND: Optic neuritis has a diagnostic and prognostic significance in predicting the development of multiple sclerosis. Optical coherence tomography is being increasingly used to detect and monitor axonal damage in MS by measuring the retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL). However, RNFL can be affected by edema and inflammation and obscure early axonal damage. OBJECTIVE: To study the pattern of change in the ganglion cell and inner plexiform layer compared to retinal nerve fibber layer in acute optic neuritis using spectral domain OCT...
January 2016: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26851692/painful-tonic-spasms-and-brainstem-involvement-in-a-patient-with-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorder
#20
Corina Roman-Filip, Aurelian Ungureanu, Mihaela Cernuşcă-Miţaru
Neuromyelitis optica (NMO) is an inflammatory-demyelinating disease of the central nervous system classically characterized by optic neuritis and severe myelitis. New diagnostic criteria defined neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder as limited forms of NMO or diverse neurologic presentations in the presence of specific antiaquaporin-4 antibodies. We report the case of a 57-year-old woman admitted in our department for recurrent attacks of optic neuritis, tetraparesis with severe painful tonic spasms of the left limbs and brainstem involvement...
2016: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
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