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Longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis with and without aquaporin 4 antibodies.

Abstract:

IMPORTANCE: Aquaporin 4 antibody (AQP4-Ab)-negative patients with longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis (LETM) behave differently from those with AQP4-Ab. Aquaporin 4 antibody-negative neuromyelitis optica (NMO) is rare when good assays are used. OBJECTIVE: To assess if AQP4-Ab-negative patients with LETM share similar disease characteristics with AQP4-Ab-positive patients or whether they have distinct features and alternative diagnoses. DESIGN We collated clinical and paraclinical da...

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Journal:
JAMA neurology
Volume:
70
Issue:
11
Pages:
1375-1381
Publication date:
2013-11-05
DOI:
EISSN:
2168-6157
ISSN:
2168-6149
URN:
uuid:a1dd36d0-7527-4fb6-97ec-66247a060c98
Source identifiers:
420860
Local pid:
pubs:420860

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