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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302609/enhancing-brain-lesions-during-acute-optic-neuritis-and-or-longitudinally-extensive-transverse-myelitis-may-portend-a-higher-relapse-rate-in-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorders
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G Orman, K Y Wang, Y Pekcevik, C B Thompson, M Mealy, M Levy, I Izbudak
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders are inflammatory demyelinating disorders with optic neuritis and/or longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis episodes. We now know that neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders are associated with antibodies to aquaporin-4, which are highly concentrated on astrocytic end-feet at the blood-brain barrier. Immune-mediated disruption of the blood-brain barrier may manifest as contrast enhancement on brain MR imaging. We aimed to delineate the extent and frequency of contrast enhancement on brain MR imaging within 1 month of optic neuritis and/or longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis attacks and to correlate contrast enhancement with outcome measures...
March 16, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298841/etiological-profile-of-noncompressive-myelopathies-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital-of-northeast-india
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Ashok Kumar Kayal, Munindra Goswami, Marami Das, Lakhshya Jyoti Basumatary, Suvorit Subhas Bhowmick, Baiakmenlang Synmon
BACKGROUND: The discovery of antibodies against aquaporin-4 and evolving concepts of noncompressive myelopathies in the 21(st) century have made a major impact on the etiological profile of these diseases, with few cases turning out to be idiopathic. OBJECTIVE: To find causes of noncompressive myelopathy in a tertiary care hospital of Northeast India. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An observational study was carried out in the Neurology Department of Gauhati Medical College, Guwahati, from September 2013 to February 2016...
January 2017: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293214/different-phenotypes-at-onset-in-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorder-patients-with-aquaporin-4-autoimmunity
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Youming Long, Junyan Liang, Linzhan Wu, Shaopeng Lin, Cong Gao, Xiaohui Chen, Wei Qiu, Yu Yang, Xueping Zheng, Ning Yang, Min Gao, Yaotang Chen, Zhanhang Wang, Quanxi Su
BACKGROUND: Although rare, brain abnormalities without optic neuritis (ON) or transverse myelitis (TM) diagnosed with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) have been reported in patients positive for the aquaporin-4 (AQP4) antibody. OBJECTIVE: To analyze demographic and clinical differences among NMOSD patients without ON or TM, those with either ON or TM, and patients with simultaneous ON and TM at disease onset. METHODS: In this retrospective study, patients who were positive for the AQP4 antibody, as detected using a cell-based assay, at the Second Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University in China were recruited...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281110/headache-in-neuromyelitis-optica
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REVIEW
Alina Masters-Israilov, Matthew S Robbins
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Neuromyelitis optica (NMO) classically features a clinical presentation that includes longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis and optic neuritis. However, many other pathognomonic phenomena have more recently been described in patients diagnosed with NMO, including intractable hiccups, vomiting, and painful tonic spasms, but less has been reported regarding the relationship between NMO and headache. Though headache is well established as both a symptom and comorbidity of multiple sclerosis (MS), it has been much less described thus far in the NMO literature and warrants more careful evaluation...
April 2017: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255575/microstructural-visual-system-changes-in-aqp4-antibody-seropositive-nmosd
#5
Frederike C Oertel, Joseph Kuchling, Hanna Zimmermann, Claudia Chien, Felix Schmidt, Benjamin Knier, Judith Bellmann-Strobl, Thomas Korn, Michael Scheel, Alexander Klistorner, Klemens Ruprecht, Friedemann Paul, Alexander U Brandt
OBJECTIVE: To trace microstructural changes in patients with aquaporin-4 antibody (AQP4-ab)-seropositive neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders (NMOSDs) by investigating the afferent visual system in patients without clinically overt visual symptoms or visual pathway lesions. METHODS: Of 51 screened patients with NMOSD from a longitudinal observational cohort study, we compared 6 AQP4-ab-seropositive NMOSD patients with longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis (LETM) but no history of optic neuritis (ON) or other bout (NMOSD-LETM) to 19 AQP4-ab-seropositive NMOSD patients with previous ON (NMOSD-ON) and 26 healthy controls (HCs)...
May 2017: Neurology® Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226075/neuromyelitis-optica-phenotypic-characteristics-in-a-brazilian-case-series
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Maria Cristina Del Negro, Patricia Beatriz Christino Marinho, Regina Maria Papais-Alvarenga
Objective: To describe the characteristics of 34 Brazilian NMO patients. To evaluate the contribution of the 2015 criteria to the diagnosis of NMO spectrum disorders (NMOSD) in 40 patients with longitudinal extensive transverse myelitis (LEMT). Methods: This is a retrospective, descriptive and analytic study. Results: Among NMO patients, there was a predominance of women, with onset in the fourth decade of life, and AQP4-IgG seropositivity in 73...
February 2017: Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194064/therapeutic-plasma-exchange-in-patients-with-neurologic-disorders-review-of-63-cases
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Anil Tombak, Mehmet Ali Uçar, Aydan Akdeniz, Arda Yilmaz, Hakan Kaleagası, Mehmet Ali Sungur, Eyup Naci Tiftik
Therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) is a procedure that reduces circulating autoantibodies of the patients. TPE is commonly used in neurological disorders where autoimmunity plays a major role. We report our experience with regard to the indications, adverse events and outcomes of plasma exchange in neurological disorders. Sixty-three patients were included to this retrospective study. Median age was 48 years (range 1-85), there was a predominance of males. Neurological indications included Guillain-Barrè syndrome (n = 22), myasthenia gravis (n = 21), chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (n = 7), polymyositis (n = 3), multifocal motor neuropathy (n = 2), acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (n = 2), neuromyelitis optica (n = 2), multiple sclerosis (n = 2), limbic encephalitis (n = 1) and transverse myelitis (n = 1)...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Hematology & Blood Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159705/demyelinating-syndrome-in-sle-encompasses-different-subtypes-do-we-need-new-classification-criteria-pooled-results-from-systematic-literature-review-and-monocentric-cohort-analysis
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Matteo Piga, Elisabetta Chessa, Maria Teresa Peltz, Alberto Floris, Alessandro Mathieu, Alberto Cauli
OBJECTIVE: To describe features of demyelinating syndrome (DS) in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS: A systematic review using a combination of Mesh terms in PubMed and a retrospective analysis of 343 adult patients with SLE were carried out to identify patients with DS. Retrieved cases were classified as affected with DS according to 1999 ACR nomenclature and attributed to SLE by applying the 2015 algorithm. DS defined according to the clinical but not temporal 1999 ACR criteria was classified as clinically isolated syndrome (CIS)...
January 31, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131170/longitudinally-extensive-transverse-myelitis-immune-mediated-in-aquaporin-4-antibody-negative-patients-disease-heterogeneity
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Edgar Carnero Contentti, Javier Pablo Hryb, Sergio Morales, Alejandra Gomez, Edson Chiganer, José Luis Di Pace, Carmen Lessa, Mónica Perassolo
BACKGROUND: Longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis (LETM) is a frequent manifestation of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD). However, it can also occur in other immune-mediated diseases of the central nervous system (CNS). Positive aquoporin-4 antibodies (AQP4-ab) predict higher relapse rate after LETM. OBJECTIVE: To assess clinical and brain/spinal cord magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) features of LETM immune-mediated at onset and to compare AQP4-ab negative (N-LETM) with AQP4-ab positive (P-LETM) patients...
February 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109254/letm-presented-with-causalgia-and-ensued-by-sudden-death
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Rana Alnasser Alsukhni, Yasmin Aboras, Ziena Jriekh, Mahmoud Almalla, Ahmad Sheikh El-Kahwateya
BACKGROUND: Longitudinally Extensive Transverse Myelitis LETM is a specific pattern of myelitis wherein at least three continuous vertebral segments are involved. Characteristically, it is a defining feature of neuromyelitis optica NMO. However, it is described in many other etiologies. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a case of 60 year old male who presented with symptoms and signs of regional sympathetic dystrophy RSD followed by symptoms of myelitis. Spinal cord MRI revealed cervical LETM extending to the brainstem...
January 21, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067584/short-segment-myelitis-as-a-first-manifestation-of-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorders
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So-Young Huh, Su-Hyun Kim, Jae-Won Hyun, In Hye Jeong, Min Su Park, Sang-Hyun Lee, Ho Jin Kim
BACKGROUND: Some patients with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders (NMOSD) present with spinal cord lesions extending fewer than three vertebral segments (short transverse myelitis, STM), hindering an early diagnosis. OBJECTIVE: We investigated the frequency and imaging characteristics of STM lesions in patients presenting with myelitis as an initial manifestation of NMOSD. METHODS: Patients seen at three referral hospitals in Korea between June 2005 and March 2015 who met the following inclusion criteria were recruited for review: seropositivity for aquaporin-4 antibody, initial presentation with myelitis and spinal cord magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) performed within 1 month of initial myelitis onset...
January 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017200/the-characteristics-of-spinal-imaging-in-different-types-of-demyelinating-diseases
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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/27994362/serological-markers-associated-with-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorders-in-south-india
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Lekha Pandit, Douglas Kazutoshi Sato, Sharik Mustafa, Toshiyuki Takahashi, Anitha D'Cunha, Chaithra Malli, Akshatha Sudhir, Kazuo Fujihara
BACKGROUND: Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders (NMOSDs) represent 20% of all demyelinating disorders in South India. No studies have determined the seroprevalence to both antibodies against aquaporin-4* and antimyelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein antibody (anti-MOG+) in this population. OBJECTIVE: To identify and characterize seropositive patients for anti-aquaporin-4 antibody (anti-AQP4+) and anti-MOG+ in South India. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We included 125 consecutive patients (15 children) who were serologically characterized using live transfected cells to human M23-AQP4 or full-length MOG...
October 2016: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919188/clinical-analysis-of-neuromyelitis-optica-presenting-as-intractable-nausea-vomiting-and-hiccups
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Xuehong Jin, Shaofang Pei, Yi Liu, Xia Li
Vomiting and hiccups can be the manifestations of numerous systemic and neurological illnesses. Intractable nausea, vomiting and hiccups (INH) are reported as possible initial manifestations of neuromyelitis optica (NMO), but not correctly identified. Awareness of these atypical presentations is conducive to NMO early diagnosis and proper treatment to prevent further disability. In this paper, 12 NMO were reported, whose intractable vomiting and hiccups were the sole manifestations of the first attack and other attacks involving spinal cord and optic nerves developed later...
December 16, 2016: International Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884934/chronic-neuropathic-pain-severity-is-determined-by-lesion-level-in-aquaporin-4-antibody-positive-myelitis
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George Tackley, Domizia Vecchio, Shahd Hamid, Maciej Jurynczyk, Yazhuo Kong, Rosie Gore, Kerry Mutch, Mark Woodhall, Patrick Waters, Angela Vincent, Maria Isabel Leite, Irene Tracey, Anu Jacob, Jacqueline Palace
IMPORTANCE: Chronic, intractable neuropathic pain is a common and debilitating consequence of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) myelitis, with no satisfactory treatment; few studies have yet to explore its aetiology. OBJECTIVE: To establish if myelitis-associated chronic pain in NMOSD is related to the craniocaudal location of spinal cord lesions. METHOD: (1) Retrospective cohort of 76 aquaporin 4-antibody (AQP4-Ab)-positive patients from Oxford and Liverpool's national NMOSD clinics, assessing current pain and craniocaudal location of cord lesion contemporary to pain onset...
February 2017: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855220/disease-type-and-status-specific-alteration-of-csf-metabolome-coordinated-with-clinical-parameters-in-inflammatory-demyelinating-diseases-of-cns
#16
Soo Jin Park, In Hye Jeong, Byung Soo Kong, Jung-Eun Lee, Kyoung Heon Kim, Do Yup Lee, Ho Jin Kim
Central nervous system (CNS) inflammatory demyelinating diseases (IDDs) are a group of disorders with different aetiologies, characterized by inflammatory lesions. These disorders include multiple sclerosis (MS), neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD), and idiopathic transverse myelitis (ITM). Differential diagnosis of the CNS IDDs still remains challenging due to frequent overlap of clinical and radiological manifestation, leading to increased demands for new biomarker discovery. Since cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) metabolites may reflect the status of CNS tissues and provide an interfacial linkage between blood and CNS tissues, we explored multi-component biomarker for different IDDs from CSF samples using gas chromatography mass spectrometry-based metabolite profiling coupled to multiplex bioinformatics approach...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27820753/retinal-vasculitis-associated-with-neuromyelitis-optica
#17
Mikel Mikhail, Ayesha Khan
PURPOSE: To report a case of retinal vasculitis in a patient with neuromyelitis optica. METHODS: Clinical case report, imaging was obtained with photographs, fluorescein angiography, spectral domain optical coherence tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging. RESULTS: The aforementioned patient presented with urinary incontinence and spastic paraparesis. She was found to have a transverse myelitis on magnetic resonance imaging and positive anti-aquaporin-4 (AQP4-Ab) testing...
January 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27801768/severe-relapse-after-cessation-of-immunosuppressive-therapy-in-a-patient-with-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorder
#18
Jae-Won Hyun, Gayoung Kim, Yeseul Kim, In Hye Jeong, Su-Hyun Kim, Ho Jin Kim
INTRODUCTION: The optimal duration of immunosuppressive therapy (IT) for neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) has not been established. Here, we report a case of severe relapse after early cessation of IT. CASE REPORT: A 32-year-old woman presented with a 2-week history of intractable vomiting and hiccups followed by quadriplegia with respiratory insufficiency. Spinal cord MRI showed longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis (LETM) and aquaporin-4-immunoglobulin-G (AQP4-IgG) was positive...
November 2016: Neurologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788675/mog-igg-in-nmo-and-related-disorders-a-multicenter-study-of-50-patients-part-1-frequency-syndrome-specificity-influence-of-disease-activity-long-term-course-association-with-aqp4-igg-and-origin
#19
Sven Jarius, Klemens Ruprecht, Ingo Kleiter, Nadja Borisow, Nasrin Asgari, Kalliopi Pitarokoili, Florence Pache, Oliver Stich, Lena-Alexandra Beume, Martin W Hümmert, Corinna Trebst, Marius Ringelstein, Orhan Aktas, Alexander Winkelmann, Mathias Buttmann, Alexander Schwarz, Hanna Zimmermann, Alexander U Brandt, Diego Franciotta, Marco Capobianco, Joseph Kuchling, Jürgen Haas, Mirjam Korporal-Kuhnke, Soeren Thue Lillevang, Kai Fechner, Kathrin Schanda, Friedemann Paul, Brigitte Wildemann, Markus Reindl
BACKGROUND: Antibodies to myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG-IgG) have been suggested to play a role in a subset of patients with neuromyelitis optica and related disorders. OBJECTIVE: To assess (i) the frequency of MOG-IgG in a large and predominantly Caucasian cohort of patients with optic neuritis (ON) and/or myelitis; (ii) the frequency of MOG-IgG among AQP4-IgG-positive patients and vice versa; (iii) the origin and frequency of MOG-IgG in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); (iv) the presence of MOG-IgG at disease onset; and (v) the influence of disease activity and treatment status on MOG-IgG titers...
September 26, 2016: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27645347/specific-mri-findings-help-distinguish-acute-transverse-myelitis-of-neuromyelitis-optica-from-spinal-cord-infarction
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I Kister, E Johnson, E Raz, J Babb, J Loh, T M Shepherd
BACKGROUND: There is substantial overlap between MRI of acute spinal cord lesions from neuromyelitis optica (NMO) and spinal cord infarct (SCI) in clinical practice. However, early differentiation is important since management approaches to minimize morbidity from NMO or SCI differ significantly. OBJECTIVE: To identify MRI features at initial presentation that may help to differentiate NMO acute myelitis from SCI. METHODS: 2 board-certified neuroradiologists, blinded to final diagnosis, retrospectively characterized MRI features at symptom onset for subjects with serologically-proven NMO (N=13) or SCI (N=11) from a single institution...
September 2016: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
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