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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670575/mog-igg-associated-optic-neuritis-encephalitis-and-myelitis-lessons-learned-from-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorder
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REVIEW
Giordani Rodrigues Dos Passos, Luana Michelli Oliveira, Bruna Klein da Costa, Samira Luisa Apostolos-Pereira, Dagoberto Callegaro, Kazuo Fujihara, Douglas Kazutoshi Sato
Antibodies against myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG-IgG) have been found in some cases diagnosed as seronegative neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD). MOG-IgG allowed the identification of a subgroup with a clinical course distinct from that of NMOSD patients who are seropositive for aquaporin-4-IgG antibodies. MOG-IgG is associated with a wider clinical phenotype, not limited to NMOSD, with the majority of cases presenting with optic neuritis (ON), encephalitis with brain demyelinating lesions, and/or myelitis...
2018: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655487/frequency-of-aquaporin-4-immunoglobulin-g-in-longitudinally-extensive-transverse-myelitis-with-antiphospholipid-antibodies
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Hilda Guerra, Sean J Pittock, Kevin G Moder, James P Fryer, Avi Gadoth, Eoin P Flanagan
Antiphospholipid (aPL) antibodies have historically been postulated to cause a poorly understood inflammatory myelitis. Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) causes an inflammatory longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis (LETM). In 2004, aquaporin-4 immunoglobulin G (AQP4-IgG) was first reported as a highly specific (>99%) serum diagnostic biomarker of NMOSD, distinguishing it from other disorders (eg, multiple sclerosis). We sought to assess the frequency of AQP4-IgG (and thus NMOSD diagnosis) in LETM with aPL antibodies...
April 11, 2018: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29606515/plasma-exchange-for-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorders-in-chinese-patients-and-factors-predictive-of-short-term-outcome
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Yujuan Jiao, Lei Cui, Weihe Zhang, Yeqiong Zhang, Wei Wang, Linwei Zhang, Wenxiong Tang, Jinsong Jiao
PURPOSE: The purposes of this article were to evaluate the short-term outcome of plasma exchange (PLEX) for neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders (NMOSDs) in Chinese patients and to identify the factors predictive of a favorable response to therapy. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed data from 29 Chinese patients with NMOSD. All patients received 2 to 7 sessions of PLEX every other day. Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS) scores were estimated at baseline, at relapse, and before and at follow-up after PLEX...
March 29, 2018: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29604979/hiv-and-spinal-cord-disease
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Seth N Levin, Jennifer L Lyons
The epidemiology of spinal cord disease in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is largely unknown due to a paucity of data since combination antiretroviral therapy (cART). HIV mediates spinal cord injury indirectly, by immune modulation, degeneration, or associated infections and neoplasms. The pathologies vary and range from cytotoxic necrosis to demyelination and vasculitis. Control of HIV determines the differential for all neurologic presentations in infected individuals. Primary HIV-associated acute transverse myelitis, an acute inflammatory condition with pathologic similarities to HIV encephalitis, arises in early infection and at seroconversion...
2018: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29602529/neurosyphilis-as-a-cause-of-transverse-myelitis-in-a-teenage-girl
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Karen Kim Jo Yaphockun, Shannon Wai
BACKGROUND: Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection that was nearly eradicated in 2001 but is now making a resurgence. It has a wide range of clinical manifestations depending on disease stage. Neurosyphilis is an infrequently seen infectious disease with central nervous system involvement that can occur in either early- or late-stage syphilis. The diagnosis of neurosyphilis is challenging, primarily because Treponema pallidum, the infecting organism, cannot be cultured in vitro...
March 27, 2018: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29593838/b-cell-based-therapies-in-cns-autoimmunity-differentiating-cd19-and-cd20-as-therapeutic-targets
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Thomas G Forsthuber, Daniel M Cimbora, John Nolan Ratchford, Eliezer Katz, Olaf Stüve
Increasing recognition of the role of B cells in the adaptive immune response makes B cells an important therapeutic target in autoimmunity. Numerous current and developmental immunotherapies target B cells for elimination through recognition of cell-surface proteins expressed specifically on B cells, in particular CD19 and CD20. Similarities and differences in the function and expression of these two molecules predict some shared, and some distinct, pharmacological effects of agents targeting CD19 versus CD20, potentially leading to differences in the clinical safety and efficacy of such agents...
2018: Therapeutic Advances in Neurological Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29580564/clinical-value-of-autoantibodies-for-lupus-myelitis-and-its-subtypes-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Hiroshi Oiwa, Akira Kuriyama, Tomoyasu Matsubara, Eiji Sugiyama
OBJECTIVE: We conducted a systematic review to investigate the clinical value of clinical characteristics and autoantibodies, especially lupus-specific antibodies, for lupus myelitis and its subtypes. METHODS: We searched PubMed, EMBASE, and ICHUSHI without language restrictions for case reports or series of lupus myelitis. We focused on cases reported since 1997, when the revised classification criteria for systemic lupus erythematosus were published. Associations between patient characteristics including autoantibodies and functional outcome, survival, subtypes of myelitis (grey and white matter myelitis), and treatment were examined...
February 14, 2018: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29552355/severe-aquaporin-4-igg-positive-neuromyelitis-optica-with-disseminated-herpes-zoster-in-a-pregnant-woman-successfully-treated-with-intravenous-immunoglobulin
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Yuki Matsumoto, Mario Tsuchiya, Shakespear Norshalena, Chikako Kaneko, Jin Kubo, Teiji Yamamoto, Toshiyuki Takahashi, Kazuo Fujihara
A 26-year-old, 17-week pregnant woman developed aquaporin-4-IgG-positive severe longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis during the course of disseminated herpes zoster and became quadriparetic. She was unresponsive to high-dose intravenous methylprednisolone but became able to walk without assistance after intravenous immunoglobulin. One and a half months later, left optic neuritis developed but her vision improved with intravenous immunoglobulin. The only sequela was left T5 girdle sensation, and she delivered a healthy baby...
January 2018: Multiple Sclerosis Journal—Experimental, Translational and Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29536963/longitudinally-extensive-transverse-myelitis-following-dengue-virus-infection-a-rare-entity
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Sunil Malik, Sonal Saran, Archana Dubey, Ajay Punj
Association of dengue fever with longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis in pediatric age group is a rare entity. We describe a case of 15 year old adolescent male who presented with dengue fever and in whom symptoms of transverse myelitis developed 4 weeks after fever (post-infectious stage). Magnetic resonance imaging confirmed the diagnosis of longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis involving dorso-lumbar cord. Patient recovered almost completely with minimal residual neurological deficit after a six weeks course of corticosteroids and supportive management including physiotherapy...
April 2018: Annals of African Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29517664/a-case-report-of-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorder-with-peripheral-neuropathy-as-the-first-episode
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Lu-Mei Chi, Yu Gao, Guang-Xian Nan
RATIONALE: Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders (NMOSDs) represent recurrent autoimmune diseases, generally beginning with optic nerve neuritis or acute transverse myelitis. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 57-year-old male with long-term alcohol intake was hospitalized because of limb numbness. EMG examination showed the peripheral sensory nerve was in demyelination and an axonal injury was found. His symptoms could not be improved by vitamin B injection but were later significantly attenuated by dexamethasone treatment...
March 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29505015/longitudinally-extensive-transverse-myelitis-with-pulmonary-tuberculosis-two-case-reports
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Yu Zhang, Mingqin Zhu, Lifang Wang, Miao Shi, Hui Deng
RATIONALE: Longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis (LETM) is characterized by contiguous inflammatory lesions of spinal cord extending to ≥3 vertebral segments. The etiology of LETM is complicated, including various infection, autoimmune disease, and so on. Neuromyelitis optic spectrum disorder (NMOSD) is the most common cause of LETM. Several case reports have suggested the associations between NMOSD and pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB). PATIENT CONCERNS: Patient 1, a 20-year-old woman who had a past history of PTB, presented with weakness, numbness, and pain in the limbs...
January 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29499441/short-transverse-myelitis-in-chinese-patients-with-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorders
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Hongtao Hu, Xiaofan You, Jing Ye
BACKGROUND: Short transverse myelitis (STM) is considered uncommon in neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders (NMOSD). Poor recognition of STM occurring in NMOSD may lead to increased delay in diagnosis and appropriate treatment. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the frequency and characteristics of STM in Chinese patients with NMOSD. METHODS: We enrolled 91 patients with NMOSD based on the 2015 International Consensus Diagnostic Criteria for NMOSD...
February 19, 2018: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29473047/familial-monophasic-acute-transverse-myelitis-due-to-the-pathogenic-variant-in-vps37a
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Maureen A Mealy, Tai-Seung Nam, Santiago J Pardo, Carlos A Pardo, Nara L Sobreira, Dimitrios Avramopoulos, David Valle, Kathleen H Burns, Michael Levy
Objective: To identify genetic differences among siblings with a family history of idiopathic transverse myelitis (ITM). Methods: We compared whole-exome sequencing (WES) on germline samples from the 2 affected sisters with ITM with 3 of their healthy siblings. Results: The 2 sisters with ITM both had acute onset of sensory loss in the legs, weakness, and bowel/bladder dysfunction. The first developed ITM at age 15 years with a clinical nadir of complete paralysis, which slowly recovered over a few years...
February 2018: Neurology. Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455827/paraneoplastic-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorder-as-presentation-of-esophageal-adenocarcinoma
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Daniel C Wiener, Tamara B Kaplan, Carlos E Bravo-Iñiguez, Jordan Miller, Aaron L Berkowitz, Michael T Jaklitsch
Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders are a group of relapsing, inflammatory, demyelinating neurologic syndromes involving the central nervous system associated with antibodies against aquaporin-4. Although most commonly an idiopathic autoimmune condition, neuromyelitis optica may occur as a paraneoplastic syndrome in rare instances. We report a case of transverse myelitis caused by paraneoplastic neuromyelitis optica as the presenting clinical syndrome in a patient with esophageal adenocarcinoma.
March 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449281/mri-features-of-aquaporin-4-antibody-positive-longitudinally-extensive-transverse-myelitis-insights-into-the-diagnosis-of-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorders
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C G Chee, K S Park, J W Lee, H W Ahn, E Lee, Y Kang, H S Kang
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis is a well-documented spinal manifestation of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders, however, other forms of nontumorous myelopathy can also manifest as longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis. Our aim was to evaluate the MR imaging features of aquaporin-4 antibody-positive longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis, which is strongly associated with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We evaluated cervicomedullary junction involvement, cord expansion ratios, bright spotty lesions, the number of involved segments, skipped lesions, enhancement patterns, and axial distribution patterns using spinal MR imaging of 41 patients with longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis who underwent aquaporin-4 antibody testing...
February 15, 2018: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441246/spinal-cord-infarction-mimicking-acute-transverse-myelitis
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Nilesh H Pawar, Ealing Loke, Derrick C Aw
Spinal cord infarction (SCI) is a rare type of stroke. The initial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is usually normal and can mimic the presentation of the acute transverse myelitis (ATM), acute inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, and compressive myelopathies from neoplasm, epidural or subdural hematoma, or abscess. The aim of this report is to describe and discuss the case of a patient with SCI presenting as a diagnostic confusion with acute transverse myelitis. A 64-year-old male with a medical history of hypertension presented with an acute onset of urinary retention with lower limb weakness...
December 6, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438836/mog-antibody-demyelinating-diseases-a-case-of-post-partum-severe-rhombencephalitis-and-transverse-myelitis
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D Vecchio, E Virgilio, P Naldi, C Comi, R Cantello
INTRODUCTION: Myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein antibodies (MOG-IgG) associated disorders present with a spectrum of clinical pictures including brainstem involvement. CASE REPORT: A patient with the sudden onset of a post-partum severe rhombencephalitis causing respiratory failure (12 years after a mild transverse myelitis). Despite the aggressive clinical course, she had an impressive recovery after plasmapheresis, and no further relapses on immunosuppression...
February 8, 2018: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434480/a-rare-presentation-of-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorders
#18
Navneet K Singh, Alexander J Sweidan, Sarah Strube, Ignacio Carrillo-Nunez
Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders (NMOSDs) are a set of demyelinating disorders that primarily target the optic nerves and the spinal cord. Previously thought to be a subset of multiple sclerosis (MS), now is recognized as a distinct entity. We present a 59-year-old female patient who was admitted for acute upper and lower extremity weakness. The patient had woken up from sleep with sudden onset of weakness. Patient was initially diagnosed with a right hemispheric stroke; however, magnetic resonance imaging of the cervical spine later performed showed abnormal enhancement from C2-C4, representing transverse myelitis...
2018: Clinical Medicine Insights. Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29423614/mri-of-the-first-event-in-pediatric-acquired-demyelinating-syndromes-with-antibodies-to-myelin-oligodendrocyte-glycoprotein
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Matthias Baumann, Astrid Grams, Tanja Djurdjevic, Eva-Maria Wendel, Christian Lechner, Bettina Behring, Astrid Blaschek, Katharina Diepold, Astrid Eisenkölbl, Joel Fluss, Michael Karenfort, Johannes Koch, Bahadir Konuşkan, Steffen Leiz, Andreas Merkenschlager, Daniela Pohl, Mareike Schimmel, Charlotte Thiels, Barbara Kornek, Kathrin Schanda, Markus Reindl, Kevin Rostásy
Antibodies against the myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG-Ab) can be detected in various pediatric acquired demyelinating syndromes (ADS). Here, we analyze the spectrum of neuroradiologic findings in children with MOG-Ab and a first demyelinating event. The cerebral and spinal MRI of 69 children with different ADS was assessed in regard to the distribution and characteristics of lesions. Children with acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (n = 36) or neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (n = 5) presented an imaging pattern characterized predominantly by poorly demarcated lesions with a wide supra- and infratentorial distribution...
February 8, 2018: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29396069/cytomegalovirus-associated-longitudinally-extensive-transverse-myelitis-and-acute-hepatitis-in-an-immunocompetent-adult
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Wai Foong Hooi, Abhishek Malhotra, James Pollard
Cytomegalovirus can cause severe disease in immunocompromised patients including encephalomyelitis, hepatitis, pneumonitis, colitis and retinitis. CMV induced myelitis and hepatitis are rare in immunocompetent patients. Following a thorough search on the literature using pubmed, there were only 10 well documented CMV-induced transverse myelitis cases reported worldwide. We report a healthy young male who developed longitudinal extensive transverse myelitis and acute hepatitis secondary to CMV infection. Our case is different from the other cases as our patient had concurrent acute hepatitis and received plasma exchange therapy (PLEX) in addition to pulsed steroids and antivirals...
January 26, 2018: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
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