Prevalence of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder and phenotype distribution

  title={Prevalence of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder and phenotype distribution},
  author={Elisa Bizzoco and Francesco Lolli and Anna Maria Repice and Bahia Hakiki and Mario Falcini and Alessandro Barilaro and Rosanna Taiuti and Gianfranco Siracusa and Maria Pia Amato and Tiziana Biagioli and Silvia Lori and Marco S Moretti and Annalisa Vinattieri and Patrizia Nencini and Luca Massacesi and Sabrina Mat{\`a}},
  journal={Journal of Neurology},
Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOsd) is a group of demyelinating disorders recently redefined and associated with NMO-IgG/anti-aquaporin 4 antibodies. Because NMOsd is of unknown prevalence worldwide, we conducted a retrospective, cross-sectional study of 850 patients with demyelinating disorders hospitalized in North East Tuscany from 1998 to 2006 to examine the prevalence of NMO and related disorders among unselected consecutive neurological patients with inflammatory CNS diseases… CONTINUE READING


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