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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141830/post-herpes-zoster-infection-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorder
#1
Thomas Mathew, Kurian Thomas, Sonia Shivde, Shruthi Venkatesh, Smitha Mary Rockey
Neuromyelitis optica is a severe autoimmune demyelinating disease; however, the trigger for autoimmunity in an individual patient is unclear. Here, we report the case of a 48 year old female presenting with longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis in the cervical region of the spinal cord two weeks post herpes zoster infection in right C6 dermatome. Though post herpetic myelitis was provisionally diagnosed, serological evaluation revealed aquaporin-4 antibody positivity, confirming the diagnosis of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder...
November 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141816/optic-neuritis-with-radiological-longitudinal-spinal-cord-involvement-and-seronegative-anti-aquaporin-antibody-evidence-from-a-case-study
#2
Abdorreza Naser Moghadasi
In recent years, not only the incidence of brain demyelinating disease has increased, but also it seems that the world is facing new forms of autoimmune diseases of the brain. Distinguishing these diseases from each other is very important, since each requires a different treatment. The new criteria that were put forward in 2015 were meant to pave the way for better diagnosis of these diseases called neuromyelitis optica spectrum disease (NMOSD). However, too much emphasis on the criteria based on the convergence and association of radiological findings with the clinical symptoms actually causes confusion in the diagnosis...
November 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070750/a-case-of-recurrent-myelitis-associated-with-anti-myelin-oligodendrocyte-glycoprotein-antibody-that-developed-only-as-localized-short-spinal-cord-lesions
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Arifumi Matsumoto, Kimihiko Kaneko, Toshiyuki Takahashi, Ichiro Nakashima, Kinya Hisanaga, Isao Nagano
A 65-year-old man initially developed numbness and hypesthesia in the right shoulder and brachial regions that disappeared within several months. MRI revealed a small lesion extending to a vertebral segment in the right dorsal region of the cervical spinal cord at the vertebral height of C2/3. About 15 months later, the intermittent lancinating pain identical to the right trigeminal and occipital neuralgia with pain and hypesthesia distributed in the right C2-C4 dermatome regions appeared. MRI revealed a new oval lesion with gadolinium enhancement in the right dorsal region of the cervical spinal cord at the vertebral height of C1, which was thought to involve the posterior column and lower part of the spinal tract nucleus of the trigeminal nerve...
October 26, 2017: Rinshō Shinkeigaku, Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951942/proton-density-fat-suppressed-mri-in-3t-increases-the-sensitivity-of-multiple-sclerosis-lesion-detection-in-the-cervical-spinal-cord
#4
Efstratios Karavasilis, George Velonakis, George Argiropoulos, Athanasios Athanasakos, Loukia S Poulou, Panagiotis Toulas, Nikolaos L Kelekis, Efstathios P Efstathopoulos
PURPOSE: Considering the number of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients referred for clinical spinal cord imaging, the optimization of imaging protocols plays a crucial role. We aimed to evaluate the use of proton density (PD) turbo spin-echo (TSE) with spectral attenuated inversion recovery (SPAIR) fat suppression and compare it with the currently recommended T2-TSE-SPAIR in sagittal plane in cervical spinal cord imaging. METHODS: In this study 35 MS patients with clinically suspected or known spinal cord lesions were scanned on a 3...
September 26, 2017: Clinical Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932609/neuromyelitis-optica-in-a-nepalese-man
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Yogesh Subedi, Utsav Joshi, Sanjeeb Sudarshan Bhandari, Ashbina Pokharel, Ashbita Pokharel
BACKGROUND: Neuromyelitis optica is a severely disabling inflammatory disorder of the central nervous system of autoimmune etiology that mainly affects the optic nerves and spinal cord. Here, we present a case report detailing a patient with tingling and weakness of right upper and lower limbs who was neuromyelitis optica immunoglobulin G-positive. CASE PRESENTATION: A 46-year-old Nepalese man presented to the hospital with a history of tingling and weakness of right upper and lower limbs that developed over a period of two months...
2017: Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926131/region-specific-impairment-of-the-cervical-spinal-cord-sc-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-a-preliminary-study-using-sc-templates-and-quantitative-mri-diffusion-tensor-imaging-inhomogeneous-magnetization-transfer
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Henitsoa Rasoanandrianina, Aude-Marie Grapperon, Manuel Taso, Olivier M Girard, Guillaume Duhamel, Maxime Guye, Jean-Philippe Ranjeva, Shahram Attarian, Annie Verschueren, Virginie Callot
In this preliminary study, our objective was to investigate the potential of high-resolution anatomical imaging, diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and conventional/inhomogeneous magnetization transfer imaging [magnetization transfer (MT)/inhomogeneous magnetization transfer (ihMT)] at 3 T, analyzed with template-extracted regions of interest, to measure the atrophy and structural changes of white (WM) and gray (GM) matter spinal cord (SC) occurring in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Ten patients with ALS and 20 age-matched healthy controls were recruited...
September 19, 2017: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844788/spatiotemporal-resolution-of-spinal-meningeal-and-parenchymal-inflammation-during-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis
#7
Bandana Shrestha, Xi Jiang, Shujun Ge, Debayon Paul, Peter Chianchiano, Joel S Pachter
Experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) induced by active immunization of C57BL/6 mice with peptide from myelin oligodendrocyte protein (MOG35-55), is a neuroinflammatory, demyelinating disease widely recognized as an animal model of multiple sclerosis (MS). Typically, EAE presents with an ascending course of paralysis, and inflammation that is predominantly localized to the spinal cord. Recent studies have further indicated that inflammation - in both MS and EAE - might initiate within the meninges and propagate from there to the underlying parenchyma...
August 24, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725551/cervical-cord-myelin-water-imaging-shows-degenerative-changes-over-one-year-in-multiple-sclerosis-but-not-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorder
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Anna J E Combes, Lucy Matthews, Jimmy S Lee, David K B Li, Robert Carruthers, Anthony L Traboulsee, Gareth J Barker, Jacqueline Palace, Shannon Kolind
Spinal cord pathology is a feature of both neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) and relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS). While subclinical disease activity has been described in MS using quantitative magnetic resonance imaging measures, current evidence suggests that neurodegeneration is absent between relapses in NMOSD, although most evidence comes from brain studies. We aimed to assess cross-sectional differences and longitudinal changes in myelin integrity in relapse-free MS and NMOSD subjects over one year...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716281/-black-butterfly-sign-on-t2-weighted-and-susceptibility-weighted-imaging-a-novel-finding-of-chronic-venous-congestion-of-the-brain-stem-and-spinal-cord-associated-with-dural-arteriovenous-fistulas
#9
Mikako Enokizono, Noriko Sato, Minoru Morikawa, Yukio Kimura, Atsuhiko Sugiyama, Tomoko Maekawa, Daichi Sone, Daiki Takewaki, Tomoko Okamoto, Yuji Takahashi, Nobutaka Horie, Takayuki Matsuo
A dural arteriovenous fistula (DAVF) with spinal perimedullary venous drainage can cause progressive myelopathy, and it is sometimes incorrectly diagnosed as another spinal cord disease. Here we report the cases of three individuals with a DAVF (one craniocervical junction DAVF and two tentorial DAVFs) with progressive myelopathy showing unique magnetic resonance (MR) imaging findings. MR T2*WI or susceptibility-weighted imaging (SWI) demonstrated symmetrical dark signal intensity lesions predominantly in the dorsal aspect of medulla and the central gray matter of cervical spinal cord that showed the "black butterfly" silhouette...
August 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701500/assessing-structure-and-function-of-myelin-in-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy-evidence-of-demyelination
#10
Hanwen Liu, Erin L MacMillian, Catherine R Jutzeler, Emil Ljungberg, Alex L MacKay, Shannon H Kolind, Burkhard Mädler, David K B Li, Marcel F Dvorak, Armin Curt, Cornelia Laule, John L K Kramer
PURPOSE: To assess the extent of demyelination in cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) using myelin water imaging (MWI) and electrophysiologic techniques. METHODS: Somatosensory evoked potentials (SSEPs) and MWI were acquired in 14 patients with CSM and 18 age-matched healthy controls. MWI was performed on a 3.0T whole body magnetic resonance scanner. Myelin water fraction (MWF) was extracted for the dorsal columns and whole cord. SSEPs and MWF were also compared with conventional MRI outcomes, including T2 signal intensity, compression ratio, maximum spinal cord compression (MSCC), and maximum canal compromise (MCC)...
August 8, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646336/nogo-a-antibodies-enhance-axonal-repair-and-remyelination-in-neuro-inflammatory-and-demyelinating-pathology
#11
Benjamin V Ineichen, Sandra Kapitza, Christiane Bleul, Nicolas Good, Patricia S Plattner, Maryam S Seyedsadr, Julia Kaiser, Marc P Schneider, Björn Zörner, Roland Martin, Michael Linnebank, Martin E Schwab
Two hallmarks of chronic multiple sclerosis lesions are the absence of significant spontaneous remyelination and primary as well as secondary neurodegeneration. Both characteristics may be influenced by the presence of inhibitory factors preventing myelin and neuronal repair. We investigated the potential of antibodies against Nogo-A, a well-known inhibitory protein for neuronal growth and plasticity, to enhance neuronal regeneration and remyelination in two animal models of multiple sclerosis. We induced a targeted experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) lesion in the dorsal funiculus of the cervical spinal cord of adult rats resulting in a large drop of skilled forelimb motor functions...
June 23, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619424/cerebrospinal-fluid-and-serum-levels-of-interleukin-8-in-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis-and-its-correlation-with-q-albumin
#12
Z Matejčíková, J Mareš, V Sládková, T Svrčinová, J Vysloužilová, J Zapletalová, P Kaňovský
INTRODUCTION: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory-demyelinating disease of the central nervous system (CNS). Autoimmune inflammation is common in the early stages of MS and is followed by neurodegenerative processes. The result of these changes is axon and myelin breakdown. The paraclinical examination methods are an important part of the diagnostic process. Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain and the cervical spinal cord and an examination of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) are common paraclinical examinations...
May 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420330/anti-mog-antibody-positive-adem-following-infectious-mononucleosis-due-to-a-primary-ebv-infection-a-case-report
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Yoshitsugu Nakamura, Hideto Nakajima, Hiroki Tani, Takafumi Hosokawa, Shimon Ishida, Fumiharu Kimura, Kimihiko Kaneko, Toshiyuki Takahashi, Ichiro Nakashima
BACKGROUND: Anti-Myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG) antibodies are detected in various demyelinating diseases, such as pediatric acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM), recurrent optic neuritis, and aquaporin-4 antibody-seronegative neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder. We present a patient who developed anti-MOG antibody-positive ADEM following infectious mononucleosis (IM) due to Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection. CASE PRESENTATION: A 36-year-old healthy man developed paresthesia of bilateral lower extremities and urinary retention 8 days after the onset of IM due to primary EBV infection...
April 19, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401686/axonal-loss-in-the-multiple-sclerosis-spinal-cord-revisited
#14
Natalia Petrova, Daniele Carassiti, Daniel R Altmann, David Baker, Klaus Schmierer
Preventing chronic disease deterioration is an unmet need in people with multiple sclerosis, where axonal loss is considered a key substrate of disability. Clinically, chronic multiple sclerosis often presents as progressive myelopathy. Spinal cord cross-sectional area (CSA) assessed using MRI predicts increasing disability and has, by inference, been proposed as an indirect index of axonal degeneration. However, the association between CSA and axonal loss, and their correlation with demyelination, have never been systematically investigated using human post mortem tissue...
April 12, 2017: Brain Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358726/local-delivery-of-thyroid-hormone-enhances-oligodendrogenesis-and-myelination-after-spinal-cord-injury
#15
Robert B Shultz, Zhicheng Wang, Jia Nong, Zhiling Zhang, Yinghui Zhong
OBJECTIVE: Traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) causes apoptosis of myelin-forming oligodendrocytes (OLs) and demyelination of surviving axons, resulting in conduction failure. Remyelination of surviving denuded axons provides a promising therapeutic target for spinal cord repair. While cell transplantation has demonstrated efficacy in promoting remyelination and functional recovery, the lack of ideal cell sources presents a major obstacle to clinical application. The adult spinal cord contains oligodendrocyte precursor cells and multipotent neural stem/progenitor cells that have the capacity to differentiate into mature, myelinating OLs...
June 2017: Journal of Neural Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212662/marked-central-nervous-system-pathology-in-cd59-knockout-rats-following-passive-transfer-of-neuromyelitis-optica-immunoglobulin-g
#16
Xiaoming Yao, Alan S Verkman
Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders (herein called NMO) is an inflammatory demyelinating disease of the central nervous system in which pathogenesis involves complement-dependent cytotoxicity (CDC) produced by immunoglobulin G autoantibodies targeting aquaporin-4 (AQP4-IgG) on astrocytes. We reported evidence previously, using CD59(-/-) mice, that the membrane-associated complement inhibitor CD59 modulates CDC in NMO (Zhang and Verkman, J. Autoimmun. 53:67-77, 2014). Motivated by the observation that rats, unlike mice, have human-like complement activity, here we generated CD59(-/-) rats to investigate the role of CD59 in NMO and to create NMO pathology by passive transfer of AQP4-IgG under conditions in which minimal pathology is produced in normal rats...
February 17, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107804/clinically-relevant-levels-of-4-aminopyridine-strengthen-physiological-responses-in-intact-motor-circuits-in-rats-especially-after-pyramidal-tract-injury
#17
Anil Sindhurakar, Asht M Mishra, Disha Gupta, Jennifer F Iaci, Tom J Parry, Jason B Carmel
BACKGROUND: 4-Aminopyridine (4-AP) is a Food and Drug Administration-approved drug to improve motor function in people with multiple sclerosis. Preliminary results suggest the drug may act on intact neural circuits and not just on demyelinated ones. OBJECTIVE: To determine if 4-AP at clinically relevant levels alters the excitability of intact motor circuits. METHODS: In anesthetized rats, electrodes were placed over motor cortex and the dorsal cervical spinal cord for electrical stimulation, and electromyogram electrodes were inserted into biceps muscle to measure responses...
April 2017: Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059798/sporadic-cases-with-novel-mutations-and-pedigree-in-hereditary-leukoencephalopathy-with-axonal-spheroids
#18
Liyong Wu, Jia Liu, Longze Sha, Xianling Wang, Jieying Li, Jing Dong, Jianping Jia
Hereditary diffuse leukoencephalopathy with spheroids (HDLS) is an autosomal dominant hereditary disease, featured by cerebral white matter degeneration with demyelination and axonal spheroids. We collected three gene-confirmed HDLS cases in our neurodegenerative clinic. Two HDLS cases were sporadic with novel mutations, while another case had a family history with previously described mutations. All three cases suffered memory problems with white matter lesions and pyramid signs. No obvious clinical differences were observed between sporadic and familial HDLS cases...
2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017200/the-characteristics-of-spinal-imaging-in-different-types-of-demyelinating-diseases
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Chaisak Dumrikarnlert, Sasitorn Siritho, Pimwalai Chulapimphan, Chanon Ngamsombat, Chanjira Satukijchai, Naraporn Prayoonwiwat
BACKGROUND: Transverse myelitis is the common presentation in demyelinating conditions. OBJECTIVE: To determine the characteristics of spinal lesions among each type of demyelinating diseases. METHODS: Medical records and spinal imaging of patients who were [1] older than 18years, [2] had at least one attack of TM, [3] had available spinal MRI data and [4] were tested for aquaporin-4 antibody were included. RESULTS: One hundred and fifty-eight patients were eligible (27 clinically isolated syndrome [CIS], 38 MS, 55 seropositive neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders [NMOSD], 9 seronegative NMOSD, and 29 idiopathic transverse myelitis [IDD-TM])...
January 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982524/a-novel-ndrg1-mutation-in-a-non-romani-patient-with-cmt4d-hmsn-lom
#20
Giuseppe Piscosquito, Stefania Magri, Paola Saveri, Micaela Milani, Claudia Ciano, Laura Farina, Franco Taroni, Davide Pareyson
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 4D (CMT4D), also known as hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy Lom type (HMSNL), is an autosomal recessive, early onset, severe demyelinating neuropathy with hearing loss, caused by N-Myc downstream-regulated gene 1 (NDRG1) mutations. CMT4D is rare with only three known mutations, one of which (p.Arg148Ter) is found in patients of Romani ancestry and accounts for the vast majority of cases. We report a 38-year-old Italian female with motor development delay, progressive neuropathy, and sensorineural deafness...
March 2017: Journal of the Peripheral Nervous System: JPNS
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