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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215409/imaging-of-acquired-demyelinating-syndrome-with-18f-fdg-pet-ct
#1
Caroline Malo-Pion, Raymond Lambert, Jean-Claude Décarie, Sophie Turpin
Acquired demyelinating syndromes include acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, transverse myelitis and may progress to multiple sclerosis (MS). Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis is characterized by impairment of level of consciousness and multifocal neurological deficits and transverse myelitis by back pain, weakness and sphincter dysfunction. Only a few cases of acquired demyelinating syndrome have been imaged with F-FDG PET/CT. We present two such cases.
December 5, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204202/occult-disseminated-tuberculosis-with-holocord-longitudinally-extensive-transverse-myelitis-a-rare-phenomenon-in-a-child
#2
Gülsüm Alkan, Melike Emiroğlu, Ayşe Kartal, Harun Peru, Mustafa Koplay
Longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis (LETM) is defined as an inflammatory lesion of the spinal cord that extends to three or more segments. LETM is a commonly characteristic feature of neuromyelitis optica (NMO) or various autoimmune diseases. Manifestation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) infection with LETM are rare and usually in the cervicothoracic spinal cord. Our patient presented with holocord LETM, so NMO was considered initially diagnosis. After in further research, MTB was diagnosed and treated successfully...
July 2017: Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201326/a-challenging-entity-multiple-sclerosis-or-collagen-tissue-disorders-a-case-series-of-6-patients
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Raida Ben Salah, Yosra Cherif, Faten Frikha, Dammak Chifaa, Mouna Snoussi, Moez Jallouli, Sameh Marzouk, Mhiri Chokri, Zouhir Bahloul
Background: Multiple sclerosis and other demyelinating processes are sometimes difficult to differentiate from the neurological involvement in autoimmune diseases. Distinguishing multiple sclerosis from other lesions due to autoimmune diseases is crucial to avoid unsuitable or delayed treatments. Methods: Charts of 6 patients diagnosed with mimicking multiple sclerosis between 1996 and 2014 were retrospectively assessed. Results: The mean age at diagnosis was 35±7 years...
2017: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197841/haemorrhagic-conversion-of-infectious-myelitis-in-an-immunocompromised-patient
#4
Michael Stephen Pohlen, Jonathan Sunwei Lin, Kevin Yuqi Wang, Mohammad Ghasemi-Rad, Christie M Lincoln
A 28-year-old man recently diagnosed with HIV (CD4 19 cells/mm3, viral load 3.6 million copies/mL, not on highly active antiretroviral therapy on initial diagnosis at outside hospital), disseminated histoplasmosis, shingles and syphilis presented with paraplegia developing over 3 days. Spine MRI demonstrated a longitudinally extensive cord lesion extending from C3 to the tip of the conus. Brain MRI was consistent with meningoencephalitis. Cerebrospinal fluid findings were notable for positive varicella zoster virus (VZV) and cytomegalovirus (CMV) PCRs as well as a Venereal Disease Research Laboratory titre of 1:2...
December 2, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196574/clinical-biomarkers-differentiate-myelitis-from-vascular-and-other-causes-of-myelopathy
#5
Paula Barreras, Kathryn C Fitzgerald, Maureen A Mealy, Jorge A Jimenez, Daniel Becker, Scott D Newsome, Michael Levy, Philippe Gailloud, Carlos A Pardo
OBJECTIVE: To assess the predictive value of the initial clinical and paraclinical features in the differentiation of inflammatory myelopathies from other causes of myelopathy in patients with initial diagnosis of transverse myelitis (TM). METHODS: We analyzed the clinical presentation, spinal cord MRI, and CSF features in a cohort of 457 patients referred to a specialized myelopathy center with the presumptive diagnosis of TM. After evaluation, the myelopathies were classified as inflammatory, ischemic/stroke, arteriovenous malformations/fistulas, spondylotic, or other...
December 1, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193473/autoimmune-glial-fibrillary-acidic-protein-astrocytopathy-in-chinese-patients-a-retrospective-study
#6
Youming Long, Junyan Liang, Huiming Xu, Qingmei Huang, Jie Yang, Cong Gao, Wei Qiu, Shaopeng Lin, Xiaohui Chen
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to describe the clinical, radiological, and pathological features of an autoimmune glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) astrocytopathy. METHODS: Data from 19 patients with positive GFAP-IgG in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) were retrospectively analyzed. RESULTS: The main disease manifestations included myelitis (68.4%), headache (63.2%), abnormal vision (63.2%), fever (52.6%), ataxia (36.8%), psychosis (31.6%), dyskinesia (15...
November 29, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184347/anti-myelin-oligodendrocyte-glycoprotein-associated-immunoglobulin-g-antimog-igg-associated-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorder-with-persistent-disease-activity-and-residual-cognitive-impairment
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Lekha Pandit, Ichiro Nakashima, Sharik Mustafa, Toshiyuki Takahashi, Kimhiko Kaneko
Antibodies targeting myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG) have been recently reported in association with idiopathic inflammatory central nervous system disorders. Initially believed to be a benign disorder, anti MOG-IgG was noted to cause steroid responsive recurrent optic neuritis and isolated longitudinally extensive myelitis. However, there is growing evidence that the disease may be predominantly relapsing, often producing severe visual loss and involving regions other than the spinal cord and optic nerve...
October 2017: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184337/optical-coherence-tomography-and-subclinical-optical-neuritis-in-longitudinally-extensive-transverse-myelitis
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Prakash Kumar Sinha, Deepika Joshi, Virendra Pratap Singh, Sujit Deshmukh, Usha Singh, Abhishek Pathak, Vijay Nath Mishra, Rameshwar Nath Chaurasia, Vivek Sharda, Garima Gupta
Objective: The aim is to compare the retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness of longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis (LETM) eyes without previous optic neuritis with that of healthy control subjects. Methods: Over 20 LETM eyes and 20 normal control eyes were included in the study and subjected to optical coherence tomography to evaluate and compare the RNFL thickness. Result: Significant RNFL thinning was observed at 8 o'clock position in LETM eyes as compared to the control eyes (P = 0...
October 2017: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181601/acute-flaccid-myelitis-etiologic-challenges-diagnostic-and-management-considerations
#9
REVIEW
Sarah E Hopkins
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Purpose of review Acute flaccid myelitis is a polio-like illness defined by the acute onset of flaccid paralysis in the setting spinal MRI demonstrating a longitudinal lesion in the gray matter of the cord. This paper aims to review the current state of knowledge and key clinical points for the diagnosis and management of acute flaccid myelitis. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent findings There were clusters of AFM noted in California and Colorado in 2014, with additional cases across the USA that year, and another spike in cases in 2016...
November 28, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172198/-anti-mog-antibody-associated-diseases
#10
Ichiro Nakashima
The anti-MOG antibody is an autoantibody that induces inflammatory demyelinating lesions in the central nervous system in diseases such as optic neuritis, encephalitis, and myelitis. The recent development of a cell-based assay that can detect specific autoantibodies, which recognize conformational epitopes of membrane proteins, revealed the clinical features of diseases associated with the anti-MOG antibody. Because the disease spectrum of anti-MOG antibody-associated diseases is different from that of conventional demyelinating diseases, a new disease classification would be established in the near future...
November 2017: Brain and Nerve, Shinkei Kenkyū No Shinpo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158604/antiviral-cd8-t-cells-induce-zika-virus-associated-paralysis-in-mice
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Kellie A Jurado, Laura J Yockey, Patrick W Wong, Sarah Lee, Anita J Huttner, Akiko Iwasaki
Zika virus (ZIKV) is an emerging, mosquito-borne RNA virus. The rapid spread of ZIKV within the Americas has unveiled microcephaly 1 and Guillain-Barré syndrome 2,3 as ZIKV-associated neurological complications. Recent reports have also indicated other neurological manifestations to be associated with ZIKV, including myelitis 4 , meningoencephalitis 5 and fatal encephalitis 6 . Here, we investigate the neuropathogenesis of ZIKV infection in type I interferon receptor IFNAR knockout (Ifnar1 -/- ) mice, an infection model that exhibits high viral burden within the central nervous system...
November 20, 2017: Nature Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157660/encephalitis-and-myelitis-in-tropical-countries-report-from-the-task-force-on-tropical-diseases-by-the-world-federation-of-societies-of-intensive-and-critical-care-medicine
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REVIEW
Gisele Sampaio Silva, Guy A Richards, Tim Baker, Pravin R Amin
Tropical diseases are those that occur primarily or solely in the tropics, and as such include infectious diseases that are particularly prevalent in hot, humid conditions. The incidence of encephalitis in tropical countries is reported to be as high as 6.34/100,000/year. The term encephalitis implies inflammation of the brain and includes the presence of encephalopathy with two and more of the following features: fever, seizures and/or focal neurological findings; a cerebrospinal fluid pleocytosis; electroencephalographic findings or abnormal neuroimaging suggestive of encephalitis...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147884/ocular-flutter-following-zika-virus-infection
#13
Emely Karam, Jose Giraldo, Flor Rodriguez, Carlos E Hernandez-Pereira, Alfonso J Rodriguez-Morales, Gabriela M Blohm, Alberto E Paniz-Mondolfi
Zika virus (ZIKV) is an emerging flavivirus which has been linked to a number of neurologic manifestations such as Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), transverse myelitis, and meningo-encephalitis. Ophthalmologic manifestations are increasingly being reported; however, ocular dyskinesias have not been described in this context to date. Herein, we report a case of a 22-year-old female who presented with ocular flutter and associated Guillain-Barré syndrome following acute ZIKV infection. We speculate that although such symptoms may have originated from a direct viral insult, a post-infectious autoimmune mechanism may not be excluded...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Neurovirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143293/acute-motor-axonal-neuropathy-and-transverse-myelitis-overlap-the-importance-of-history-taking
#14
Diana Degan, Cindy Tiseo, Raffaele Ornello, Francesca Notturno
In young adults, acute motor axonal neuropathy and transverse myelitis rarely occur as associated conditions. Clinical reasoning, symptoms, laboratory and ancillary investigations (electroneurographic and radiological findings), should properly address the physician to the correct diagnosis.
November 15, 2017: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142145/clinical-course-therapeutic-responses-and-outcomes-in-relapsing-mog-antibody-associated-demyelination
#15
Sudarshini Ramanathan, Shekeeb Mohammad, Esther Tantsis, Tina Kim Nguyen, Vera Merheb, Victor S C Fung, Owen Bruce White, Simon Broadley, Jeannette Lechner-Scott, Steve Vucic, Andrew P D Henderson, Michael Harry Barnett, Stephen W Reddel, Fabienne Brilot, Russell C Dale
OBJECTIVE: We characterised the clinical course, treatment and outcomes in 59 patients with relapsing myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG) antibody-associated demyelination. METHODS: We evaluated clinical phenotypes, annualised relapse rates (ARR) prior and on immunotherapy and Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS), in 218 demyelinating episodes from 33 paediatric and 26 adult patients. RESULTS: The most common initial presentation in the cohort was optic neuritis (ON) in 54% (bilateral (BON) 32%, unilateral (UON) 22%), followed by acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) (20%), which occurred exclusively in children...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141830/post-herpes-zoster-infection-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorder
#16
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/29141825/radiculopathy-in-neuromyelitis-optica-how-does-anti-aqp4-ab-involve-pns
#17
Seungyeon Kim, Joonghyun Park, Bum Sun Kwon, Jin-Woo Park, Ho Jun Lee, Jin-Ho Choi, Kiyeun Nam
BACKGROUND: Until recently, the peripheral nervous system (PNS) had been known to be spared in multiple sclerosis (MS) and neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD). However, some studies of late have reported PNS damage in demyelination diseases of the central nervous system (CNS) such as MS and NMOSD. Although multiple studies have reported characteristics reminiscent of peripheral neuropathy in MS, there have been limited reports in NMOSD. To investigate the incidence and pathology of peripheral neuropathy in NMOSD, we reviewed articles describing such cases including our own case...
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
#18
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/29141797/diagnosis-and-management-of-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorder-nmosd-in-iran-a-consensus-guideline-and-recommendations
#19
REVIEW
Mohammad Ali Sahraian, Abdorreza Naser Moghadasi, Amir Reza Azimi, Nasrin Asgari, Fahimeh H Akhoundi, Roya Abolfazli, Shekoofeh Alaie, Fereshteh Ashtari, Hormoz Ayromlou, Seyed Mohammad Baghbanian, Nahid Beladi Moghadam, Farzad Fatehi, Mohsen Foroughipour, Hamidreza Ghalyanchi Langroodi, Nastaran Majdinasab, Alireza Nickseresht, Abbas Nourian, Vahid Shaygannejad, Hamid Reza Torabi
Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder (NMOSD) is a relapsing neuro inflammatory disease of the central nervous system that typically presents with optic neuritis or myelitis and may cause severe disability. The diagnostic criteria have been updated and several immunosuppressive agents have been demonstrated to prevent acute exacerbations. As the disease rarely develops in a progressive course, management of acute attacks and proper prevention of exacerbations may change the long term out-come and prevent future disability...
November 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141794/short-term-outcome-of-adem-results-from-a-retrospective-cohort-study-from-south-india
#20
Mary Iype, P A Mohammed Kunju, Geetha Saradakutty, T S Anish, Mini Sreedharan, Shahanaz M Ahamed
INTRODUCTION: Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM), an immune mediated inflammatory disease is common in children. The profile and immediate outcome of children hospitalized with ADEM is scarce in the available literature. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to study the clinical profile of children with ADEM and to look for prognostic factors for outcome at discharge from hospital METHODS: We chose a retrospective cohort study of all children diagnosed with ADEM at our institution between January 2006 and December 2015, and they were evaluated, after excluding other diagnoses when they were summoned for a follow up visit...
November 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
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