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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The devoted Hoops supporter sadly passed away after a courageous battle against a neurological condition called Devic's Syndrome - but not before his inspiration had made a difference to the lives of thousands of kids.
Optic nerve diseases considered eligible include glaucoma, ischemic optic neuropathy, optic atrophy, optic neuritis, LHON, NMO (Neuromyelitis Optica or Devic's Syndrome ) and some trauma.
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Devic's syndrome is a demielizing disease of the central nervous sistem, of unknown etiology.
Devic's syndrome is a rare, autoimmune, demyelinating, central nervous system disorder, often difficult to distinguish from other neurologic syndromes.
The Hoops superfan sadly passed away after finally succumbing to the neurological condition Devic's Syndrome - but not before his inspiration had made a difference to the lives of thousands of kids.
Devic's syndrome refers to acute or sub-acute ON associated with a severe transverse myelitis.
Neuromyelitis optica or Devic's syndrome is an uncommon neurological illness characterized by optic neuropathy and myelopathy.
Expat Martin, originally from Glasgow, was struck down with Devic's syndrome in 2008.
In LATAM, the frequency of Devic's syndrome (also known as optic neuromyelitis [ONM]) is higher than described in the rest of the western world.