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Characterization of neuromyelitis optica and neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder patients with a late onset.

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BACKGROUND: Few data are available for patients with a late onset (≥ 50 years) of neuromyelitis optica (LONMO) or neuromyelitis optica spectrum disease (LONMOSD), defined by an optic neuritis/longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis with aquaporin-4 antibodies (AQP4-Ab). OBJECTIVE: To characterize LONMO and LONMOSD, and to analyze their predictive factors of disability and death. METHODS: We identified 430 patients from four cohorts of NMO/NMOSD in France, Germany, Turkey and UK. We extra...

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10.1177/1352458513515085

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Collongues, N More by this author
Marignier, R More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Neuroscience
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Publisher:
SAGE Publications Ltd
Journal:
Multiple sclerosis (Houndmills, Basingstoke, England)
Volume:
20
Issue:
8
Pages:
1086-1094
Publication date:
2013-12-05
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EISSN:
1477-0970
ISSN:
1352-4585
URN:
uuid:83ddeff3-b3bc-42e2-b2a5-c795b7d3cbf7
Source identifiers:
441856
Local pid:
pubs:441856

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