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Sjogren's syndrome myelopathy: spinal cord involvement in Sjogren's syndrome might be a manifestation of neuromyelitis optica.

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OBJECTIVE: To evaluate clinical characteristics, aquaporin (AQP)-4 antibody results, and probability of developing symptoms of neuromyelitis optica (NMO) in patients with Sjögren's syndrome myelopathy (SSM). METHODS: We identified eight patients with spinal cord involvement from 112 patients with Sjögren's syndrome (SS) referred to the neurology department. The clinical characteristics and AQP-4 antibody status, based on immunoprecipitation of EGFP-tagged AQP-4, of the patients with SSM were...

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10.1177/1352458509106636

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Neuroscience
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University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Neuroscience
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Journal:
Multiple sclerosis (Houndmills, Basingstoke, England)
Volume:
15
Issue:
9
Pages:
1062-1068
Publication date:
2009-09-05
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EISSN:
1477-0970
ISSN:
1352-4585
URN:
uuid:8693c743-cff0-46d3-bbe3-979032946323
Source identifiers:
251988
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pubs:251988

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