Thursday, March 5, 2009

Relationship of PRES and NMOSD

Magana SM, Matiello M, Pittock SJ et al. Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome in neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders. Neurology 2009; 72:712-717.

Authors introduce NMOSD as inaugural forms of NMO. They note NMOSD and PRES previously have not been related. Authors found five patients with NMOSD who subsequently developed PRES. All patients presented with confusion/impaired consciousness/coma. Patients without clinical NMO with PRES were NMO antibody negative.

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