Neuromyelitis optica in patients with gluten sensitivity associated with antibodies to aquaporin-4.

@article{Jarius2008NeuromyelitisOI,
  title={Neuromyelitis optica in patients with gluten sensitivity associated with antibodies to aquaporin-4.},
  author={Sven Jarius and Saiju Jacob and Patrick Waters and Anu Jacob and Edward Littleton and Angela Vincent},
  journal={Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry},
  year={2008},
  volume={79 9},
  pages={1084}
}
tive. Thirty-seven of the 40 patients suffered from vocal fold mobility defects; none of the patients were tested for antiMuSKabs. Another retrospective study described seven patients suffering from myasthenia gravis with laryngeal muscle involvement; only one patient was tested positive for anti-Ach-R-abs and all seven tested negative for anti-MuSK-abs. The absence of anti-MuSK-abs in these patients can be explained by the low prevalence of anti-MuSK-abs in Chinese patients and thus cannot… CONTINUE READING
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