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Treatment of Neuromyelitis Optica: Review and Recommendations.

Abstract:

Neuromyelitis optica (NMO) is an autoimmune demyelinating disease preferentially targeting the optic nerves and spinal cord. Once regarded as a variant of multiple sclerosis (MS), NMO is now recognized to be a different disease with unique pathology and immunopathogenesis that does not respond to traditional MS immunomodulators such as interferons. Preventive therapy in NMO has focused on a range of immunosuppressive medications, none of which have been validated in a rigorous randomized tria...

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10.1016/j.msard.2012.06.002

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Kimbrough, DJ More by this author
Fujihara, K More by this author
Lana-Peixoto, MA More by this author
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Journal:
Multiple sclerosis and related disorders
Volume:
1
Issue:
4
Pages:
180-187
Publication date:
2012-10-05
DOI:
EISSN:
2211-0356
ISSN:
2211-0348
URN:
uuid:eb86b665-b59c-4e1e-ab10-c5e2488b9f81
Source identifiers:
345379
Local pid:
pubs:345379
Language:
English
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