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Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria

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Abstract

BICHUETTI, Denis Bernardi et al. Neuromyelitis optica: brain abnormalities in a Brazilian cohort. Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. [online]. 2008, vol.66, n.1, pp.1-4. ISSN 0004-282X.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-282X2008000100001.

Neuromyelitis optica (NMO) is a demyelinating disease consisting of relapsing-remitting optic neuritis and myelitis with a more severe course than Multiple Sclerosis. Recently, it has been shown that almost 50% of patients with NMO can have brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) abnormalities. We report on six Brazilian patients with NMO, fulfilling the 1999 Wingerchuck criteria for this disease, with abnormal brain MRI and discuss their clinical and radiological features.

Keywords : neuromyelitis optica; brain abnormalities; MRI.

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