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Prognostic factors and disease course in aquaporin-4 antibody-positive patients with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder from the United Kingdom and Japan

Abstract:

Neuromyelitis optica and neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders have been recently associated with the disease-specific autoantibody aquaporin-4, thought to be pathogenic. Identifying this antibody has allowed the clinical phenotype to be broadened. It is clear that some patients with similar clinical features do not have this antibody and may have a different condition with different outcomes and prognosis. Previous clinical neuromyelitis optica and neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder st...

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10.1093/brain/aws109

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Nakashima, I More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Neuroscience
McNeillis, B More by this author
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Journal:
Brain
Volume:
135
Issue:
6
Pages:
1834-1849
Publication date:
2012-06-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1460-2156
ISSN:
0006-8950
URN:
uuid:4f10b6c1-118a-4771-a13a-76c067ad4706
Source identifiers:
335287
Local pid:
pubs:335287

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