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Autoimmune diseases Monday, April 02, 2012, 17:30 – 19:00 Autologous haematopoietic stem cell transplantation in aggressive forms of neuromyelitis optica (NMO) and NMO spectrum disorders Raffaella Greco, Lucia Moiola, Paolo Rossi, Marta Radaelli, Daniela Ungaro, Massimo Bernardi, Consuelo Corti, Jacopo Peccatori, Attilio Bondanza, Maria Teresa Lupo Stanghellini, Giancarlo Comi, Fabio Ciceri (Milan, IT) ——————————————————————————– Background.

Atypical presentations of neuromyelitis optica Douglas SatoI, II; Kazuo FujiharaIII IDepartment of Neurology, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan IIDepartment of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine – University of São Paulo, São Paulo SP, Brazil IIIDepartment of Multiple Sclerosis Therapeutics, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan Neuromyelitis optica (NMO) or Devic’s disease is an inflammatory disease of central nervous system classically characterized by acute, severe episodes of optic neuritis (ON) and longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis (TM)1. The article published in 1894 by Dr Eugène Devic was based on a 45-years old female patient presenting with bilateral ON followed by TM and she deceased about a month after the monophasic opticomyelitis2.

Abstract Neuromyelitis optica is an autoimmune disorder characterized by optic neuritis, transverse myelitis, and aquaporin-4 autoantibodies.

Case Reports in Medicine Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 393568, 4 pages doi:10.1155/2011/393568 Case Report Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disease with Positive Autoimmune Indices: A Case Report and Review of the Literature M.

Multiple sclerosis: clinical aspects Sunday, May 29, 2011, 12:00 – 13:00 Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder: the importance of NMO-IgG in clinical practice M. Radaelli, V

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness and macular volume in neuromyelitis optica (NMO) spectrum patients using optical coherence tomography (OCT). BACKGROUND: OCT can quantify damage to retinal ganglion cell axons and can identify abnormalities in multiple sclerosis and optic neuritis (ON) eyes.

OBJECTIVE. Our goal was to describe the spectrum of clinical phenotypes, laboratory and imaging features, and treatment in pediatric patients with neuromyelitis optica.PATIENTS AND METHODS