Cerebrospinal fluid findings in Devic’s neuromyelitis optica

  title={Cerebrospinal fluid findings in Devic’s neuromyelitis optica},
  author={Mauro Zaffaroni},
  journal={Neurological Sciences},
Relapsing Devic’s neuromyelitis optica (DNO) may be clinically undistinguishable from multiple sclerosis (MS), thus the differential diagnosis relies mainly on neuroimaging and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) findings. We studied CSF samples from 44 patients with DNO submitted to at least one lumbar puncture. Pleocytosis, IgG synthesis and blood brain barrier damage were the most frequent abnormalities, pleocytosis being very suggestive of DNO in patients fulfilling clinical and MRI diagnostic… CONTINUE READING