Abstract

Neuromyelitis Optica with a Good Response After Low Doses of Corticosteroid Therapy: A Case Report

Neuromyelitis optica (NMO), also known as Devic disease is heterogeneous condition consisting of simultaneous inflammation and demyelination distinguished by the combination of Optic Neuritis and myelitis. We report a case of a 54-year-old women, with vision loss and pain on the right eye worsened with eye movement, headache, vertigo, mono paresis of right hand, sphincter dysfunction. Patient met the criteria for diagnosis of NMO by having transverse myelitis, optic neuritis, confirmed by MRI imaging and high level of aquaporin-4-antibodies (AQP4-Ab). Symptoms improved after treatment with low doses of corticosteroids.


Author(s):

Zylfije Hundozi, Granit Xhiha, Jehona Rrustemi, Bujar Gjikolli and Fisnik Jashari



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