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 imrpress.com as a courtesy and upon agreement with Frontiers in Bioscience.

Article
Neuromyelitis optica: current concepts
Show Less
1 Multiple Sclerosis Center, Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic, 13400 E Shea Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85259, USA
Academic Editor:Alireza Minagar
Front. Biosci. (Landmark Ed) 2004, 9(1), 834–840; https://doi.org/10.2741/1267
Published: 1 January 2004
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Inflammatory disorders of the nervous system)
Abstract

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.

Keywords
Eye
Neuromyelitis Optica
Devic’s Syndrome
Demyelinating Disease
Natural History
Multiple Sclerosis
Myelitis
Review
Share
Back to top