Devic's disease


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Devic's disease

[dəvēks′]
Etymology: Eugène Devic, French physician, 1869-1930
combined, but not usually clinically simultaneous, demyelination of the optic nerve and the spinal cord, marked by diminution of vision and sometimes blindness, flaccid paralysis of the extremities, and sensory and genitourinary disturbances. See also multiple sclerosis.
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Also known as Devic's Disease, NMO attacks the optic nerves and spinal cord, causing vision and sensory loss, paralysis of the extremities, and potentially worse.
Devic's disease (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.
Both optic nerve and spinal cord involvement are observed in patients with Devic's disease (Figure 17).
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.
Recognition that Devic's disease (aka neuromyelitis optica) and its variants are distinct from MS constitutes a significant advance.
She died July 3 of Devic's disease and multiple sclerosis at age 63.
Carlos has a form of multiple sclerosis that is sometimes referred to as Devic's disease.
Most experts consider Devic's disease to be a more severe variant of multiple sclerosis; however, this continues to be a point of controversy.