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[Neuromyelitis optica--an important differential diagnosis for multiple sclerosis].

Authors
  • Holbech, Jakob Vormstrup
  • Falah, Masoud
Type
Published Article
Journal
Ugeskrift for laeger
Publication Date
Nov 30, 2009
Volume
171
Issue
49
Pages
3622–3623
Identifiers
PMID: 19954705
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Neuromyelitis optica (Devic's disease) is a rare autoimmune neuroinflammatory disease. The disease can often be difficult to distinguish from multiple sclerosis. It is important to be familiar with the disease because of the risk of rapid progression to disability or even death. We describe a 15-year-old woman with onset of a typical relapsing-remitting course. The case includes the diagnostic tests and effected treatment.

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