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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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) [1].
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.
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 (Figure 17).
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.