Neuromyelitis optica and pulmonary tuberculosis: a case-control study.

  title={Neuromyelitis optica and pulmonary tuberculosis: a case-control study.},
  author={V Zatjirua and Jill Butler and James Carr and Franclo Henning},
  journal={The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease},
  volume={15 12},
SETTING Neuromyelitis optica (NMO), or Devic's disease, is a rare acute inflammatory disease characterised by demyelination affecting the spinal cord and optic nerves. Although NMO usually occurs in isolation, the association between NMO and active pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) has been suggested by a number of case reports and series. OBJECTIVE To investigate the possible association between NMO and TB. DESIGN A retrospective case-control study. We included adult patients admitted to our… CONTINUE READING
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