Further tests revealed it could be a condition called Neuromyelitis optica (NMO), which is also known as Devic's disease
, although clinicians are still working on a definite diagnosis.
Unknown to most of them, scans had shown the tumour was shrinking and Devic's disease
, a nerve condition, not terminal cancer, had been diagnosed.
Plasma exchange therapy for a severe relapse of Devic's disease
in a pregnant woman: A case report and concise review.
NMO, also known as Devic's disease
, is a rare but severe inflammatory, demyelinating, and necrotizing autoimmune disease of the central nervous system which is distinct from multiple sclerosis (MS) .
(neuromyelitis optica) is pathologically similar to MS but results in demyelination of the optic nerve and spinal cord.
Some of the inflammatory diseases states reported are Sjogren's syndrome (SS), neurosarcoid, Devic's disease
, or SLE as in our case.
These findings confirmed a diagnosis of NMO or Devic's disease
is differentiated from RRMS by the presence of aquaporin-4 antibodies and rare involvement of the cerebrum in Devic's disease
Both optic nerve and spinal cord involvement are observed in patients with Devic's disease
sustained improvement of a girl affected with devic's disease
over 2 years of mycophenolate mofetil treatment.
Neuromyelitis optica spectrum: novel concept of pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of Devic's disease
She has Devic's disease
- a rare condition which attacks the optic nerve and spinal cord causing blindness and paralysis.