The impact of diagnostic criteria for neuromyelitis optica in patients with MS: a 10-year follow-up of the South Atlantic Project.

@article{PapaisAlvarenga2014TheIO,
  title={The impact of diagnostic criteria for neuromyelitis optica in patients with MS: a 10-year follow-up of the South Atlantic Project.},
  author={Regina Maria Papais-Alvarenga and Cl{\'a}udia Cristina Ferreira Vasconcelos and Soniza Vieira Alves-Leon and Elizabeth Batista and Claudia Miranda Santos and Solange Maria das Graças Camargo and Mauricio Godoy and Maria C Lacativa and Mariangela Lorenti and Benito Pereira Damasceno and Alfredo Damasceno and Doralina Guimar{\~a}es Brum and Amilton Antunes Barreira and Maria Sheila Guimar{\~a}es Rocha and H{\'e}lcio Alvarenga and Charles Peter Tilbery},
  journal={Multiple sclerosis},
  year={2014},
  volume={20 3},
  pages={374-81}
}
BACKGROUND It is recognized that there is a particular geographic and ethnic distribution of neuromyelitis optica (NMO) among Caucasian and non-Caucasian populations. OBJECTIVE To review the diagnoses of patients whom were enrolled in the South Atlantic Project, a Brazilian multiple sclerosis (MS) survey performed from 1995-1998, and to identify NMO and MS case frequencies. METHODS We reviewed the data from a 10-year follow-up of MS patients. To apply the current diagnostic criteria, the… CONTINUE READING

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