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OBJECTIVE To investigate the characteristics of the linear lesions and longitudinally extensive spinal cord (LESC) lesions in Chinese patients with neuromyelitis optica (NMO). METHODS The medical records and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans of 29 patients with NMO were reviewed. The frequencies and distributions of linear and LESC lesions were(More)
Objective It is difficult to make the differential diagnosis between tuberculous meningitis (TBM) and cryptococcal meningitis (CM) when the smear is negative. The objective of this study was to create a diagnostic rule for differentiating TBM from CM in adult HIV-negative patients based on clinical and laboratory features. Methods The clinical and(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the differences of thyroid diseases and ATAbs in multiple sclerosis (MS) and NMOSDs, and to assess the independent impact factors of longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis (LETM) in NMOSDs. RESULTS Anti-thyroid peroxidase antibodies-positive (TPOAb(+)) and anti-thyroglobulin antibodies-positive (TGAb(+)) were most frequent in(More)
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