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Indian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology


Neuromyelitis optica – A masquerade of multiple sclerosis


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Author Details : Kambam Gainathi, Elfride Farokh Sanjana, Hannah Ranjee Prasanth

Volume : 4, Issue : 2, Year : 2018

Article Page : 287-289


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Abstract

We describe a case of neuromyelitis optica - a Masquerade of multiple sclerosis. Neuromyelitis optica should be differentiated from multiple sclerosis, as treatment of multiple sclerosis can worsen symptoms of neuromyelitis optica. Both visual and neurological prognosis in neuromyelitis optica are poorer than in multiple sclerosis. Episodes of visual loss in neuromyelitis optica are recurrent leading to severe visual impairment. Immunosuppressive agents such as corticosteroids remain the mainstay of therapy for acute episodes.

Keywords: Aquaporin-4, Azathioprine, Multiple sclerosis, MRI, Neuromyelitis optica.

Doi : 10.18231/2395-1451.2018.0064

How to cite : Gainathi K, Sanjana E F, Prasanth H R, Neuromyelitis optica – A masquerade of multiple sclerosis. Indian J Clin Exp Ophthalmol 2018;4(2):287-289

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