Serum analysis by 1H nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy: a new tool for distinguishing neuromyelitis optica from multiple sclerosis.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Neuromyelitis optica (NMO) and multiple sclerosis (MS), two inflammatory demyelinating diseases, are characterized by different therapeutic strategies. Currently, the only biological diagnostic tool available to distinguish NMO from MS is the specific serum autoantibody that targets aquaporin 4, but its sensitivity is low. OBJECTIVE To assess… (More)
DOI: 10.1177/1352458513504638

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