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What is Neuromyelitis Optica?

What is Neuromyelitis Optica?

  • Neuromyelitis Optica: A demyelinating disorder associated with transverse myelopathy and optic neuritis.
  • Neuromyelitis Optica: A syndrome characterized by acute OPTIC NEURITIS in combination with acute MYELITIS, TRANSVERSE. Demyelinating and/or necrotizing lesions form in one or both optic nerves and in the spinal cord. The onset of optic neuritis and myelitis may be simultaneous or separated by several months. (J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 1996 Apr;60(4):382-387)
    Source - Diseases Database

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Neuromyelitis Optica as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Neuromyelitis Optica: Introduction

Types of Neuromyelitis Optica:

Broader types of Neuromyelitis Optica:

How serious is Neuromyelitis Optica?

Complications of Neuromyelitis Optica: see complications of Neuromyelitis Optica

What causes Neuromyelitis Optica?

Causes of Neuromyelitis Optica: see causes of Neuromyelitis Optica

What are the symptoms of Neuromyelitis Optica?

Symptoms of Neuromyelitis Optica: see symptoms of Neuromyelitis Optica

Complications of Neuromyelitis Optica: see complications of Neuromyelitis Optica

Neuromyelitis Optica: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Neuromyelitis Optica.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Neuromyelitis Optica.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Neuromyelitis Optica: Neurologist, Rheumatologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Neuromyelitis Optica.
Treatments for Neuromyelitis Optica: see treatments for Neuromyelitis Optica
Research for Neuromyelitis Optica: see research for Neuromyelitis Optica

Name and Aliases of Neuromyelitis Optica

Main name of condition: Neuromyelitis Optica

Other names or spellings for Neuromyelitis Optica:

Devic's disease, Optic neuromyelitis Source - Diseases Database

Neuromyelitis Optica: Related Conditions

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