Chapter 101. Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO) or Devic's Disease

  1. Robert P. Lisak MD, FAAN, FRCP Parker Webber Chair Professor Chair Neurologist-in-Chief Chief1,2,
  2. Daniel D. Truong MD, FAAN Head3,
  3. William M. Carroll MBBS, MD, FRACP, FRCP(E) Head4 and
  4. Roongroj Bhidayasiri MD, FRCP Director5,6
  1. William M. Carroll MBBS, MD, FRACP, FRCP(E) Head Clinical Neurophysiology

Published Online: 18 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444317008.ch101

International Neurology: A Clinical Approach

International Neurology: A Clinical Approach

How to Cite

Carroll, W. M. (2009) Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO) or Devic's Disease, in International Neurology: A Clinical Approach (eds R. P. Lisak, D. D. Truong, W. M. Carroll and R. Bhidayasiri), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444317008.ch101

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, USA

  2. 2

    Detroit Medical Center, Harper University Hospital, Detroit, MI, USA

  3. 3

    The Parkinson and Movement Disorder Institute, Memorial Neuroscience Institute, Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, Fountain Valley, CA, USA

  4. 4

    Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Nedlands, Perth, Australia

  5. 5

    Chulalongkorn Comprehensive Movement Disorders Center, Chulalongkorn University Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand

  6. 6

    University of California at Los Angeles, School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Author Information

  1. Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Nedlands, Perth, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 11 SEP 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405157384

Online ISBN: 9781444317008

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Keywords:

  • neuromyelitis optica (NMO) or Devic's disease;
  • inflammatory demyelinating diseases (IDD);
  • neuromyelitis optica (NMO) - what became eponymously known as Devic's disease;
  • coronal fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR);
  • NMO, monophasic and relapsing forms - differentiated from other inflammatory demyelinating diseases;
  • position and relevance of NMO among IDD - changing dramatically since its original descriptions

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Clinical and laboratory features and diagnostic criteria

  • Pathology and pathogenesis

  • Epidemiology and immunogenetics

  • Relationship to other inflammatory demyelinating diseases and treatment

  • Conclusion

  • Further reading