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Arq Neuropsiquiatr. 2008 Jun;66(2B):295-7.

Seroprevalence of NMO-IgG antibody in Brazilian patients with neuromyelitis optica.

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Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil. tarso@dfvneuro.com.br

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To determine the seroprevalence of neuromyelitis optica antibody (NMO)-IgG in Brazilian patients with clinical diagnosis of relapsing neuromyelitis optica, also known as Devic's disease.

METHOD:

We determined NMO-IgG titers in 28 patients (25 of them females) that fulfilled the 1999 NMO diagnostic criteria proposed by Wingerchuk et al.

RESULTS:

NMO-IgG was detected in 18 NMO patients (64.3%).

CONCLUSION:

Our results showed that seroprevalence of NMO-IgG in Brazilian NMO patients was similar to the observed in other studies.

PMID:
18641858
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