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Diagnosing and treating neuromyelitis optica

Diagnosing and treating neuromyelitis optica

Neuromyelitis optica (NMO) is an autoimmune inflammatory disorder with predilection for the optic nerves and spinal cord. Many recent advances, in particular, the discovery of NMO-IgG, an NMO-specific autoantibody, have furthered our understanding of the condition. Anu Jacob, consultant neurologist, The Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Liverpool, summarises what clinicians need to know in terms of diagnosing and treating NMO and its spectrum disorders.Read the full review, for free, here: