IMR Press / FBL / Volume 9 / Issue 1 / DOI: 10.2741/1267

Frontiers in Bioscience-Landmark (FBL) is published by IMR Press from Volume 26 Issue 5 (2021). Previous articles were published by another publisher on a subscription basis, and they are hosted by IMR Press on as a courtesy and upon agreement with Frontiers in Bioscience.

Neuromyelitis optica: current concepts
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1 Multiple Sclerosis Center, Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic, 13400 E Shea Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85259, USA
Front. Biosci. (Landmark Ed) 2004, 9(1), 834–840;
Published: 1 January 2004

Neuromyelitis optica (NMO; Devic's syndrome or Devic's disease) is a clinically defined disorder consisting of optic neuritis (ON) in combination with myelitis. Its nosological relationship to other central nervous system demyelinating diseases remains uncertain. Advances in understanding of its natural history and pathophysiology may eventually allow determination of whether idiopathic NMO represents a specific disease. This article summarizes recent progress in these areas of NMO research.

Neuromyelitis Optica
Devic’s Syndrome
Demyelinating Disease
Natural History
Multiple Sclerosis
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