Posts tagged: acuity

Azathioprine: Tolerability, efficacy, and predictors of benefit in neuromyelitis optica. Costanzi C , Matiello M , Lucchinetti CF , Weinshenker BG , Pittock SJ , Mandrekar J , Thapa P , McKeon A .

Purpose. To report changes in retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness in a patient with neuromyelitis optica (NMO).

Background: Although it has been well established that vaccination does not increase the risk of relapse in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), no study on the influence of immunization on neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOsd) has been conducted. As NMO differs from MS in a number of aspects, including its immunopathogenetic mechanisms, vaccination may have some influence on the occurrence of new relapses

PURPOSE: The anti-aquaporin-4 (AQP4) antibody was recently reported to be associated with neuromyelitis optica (NMO). Optic nerve involvements in many NMO cases are bilateral and the prognosis is poor