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Items Tagged ‘acute flaccid myelitis’

December 21, 2018

MOG antibody-associated spinal cord inflammation can mimic acute flaccid myelitis

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

Mayo Clinic researchers report that spinal cord inflammation associated with an antibody to myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein can mimic acute flaccid myelitis, a rare but serious disease linked to certain viruses that particularly affects children and can result in paralysis. The researchers show that detecting the MOG antibody has important treatment and prognostic implications. The findings […]

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Tags: acute flaccid myelitis, Divyanshu Dubey, Eoin Flanagan, MOG antibody, myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein, neurology, pathology, radiology, transverse myelitis


November 8, 2018

MS or not MS? Mayo Clinic Neuroimmunology Lab answers the question

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

In 2017, Mayo Clinic launched a first-in-the-U.S. clinical test to help patients with some autoimmune disorders get the right diagnosis faster. The test defines a new form of inflammatory demyelinating disease, myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG) autoimmunity, which is distinct from multiple sclerosis (MS), with which it is commonly confused. The test uses live cells to […]

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Tags: acute flaccid myelitis, Andrew McKeon, MOG antibody, multiple sclerosis, Neuroimmunology, neurology, Sean Pittock, transverse myelitis, Vanda Lennon


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