Neuromyelitis Optica

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Neuromyelitis Optica

Synonym(s) - Devic Disease - Devic Syndrome - Disease, Devic - Syndrome, Devic

Definition: A syndrome characterized by acute OPTIC NEURITIS in combination with acute MYELITIS, TRANSVERSE. Demyelinating and/or necrotizing lesions form in one or both optic nerves and in the spinal cord. The onset of optic neuritis and myelitis may be simultaneous or separated by several months. (J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 1996 Apr;60(4):382-387)

Broader term(s)

  • Nervous System Diseases
  • Autoimmune Diseases of the Nervous System
  • Demyelinating Autoimmune Diseases, CNS
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neuromyelitis Optica

 

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