BRAINSTEM SYNDROME AS THE INITIAL MANIFESTATION OF NEUROMYELITIS OPTICA SPECTRUM DISORDER

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Segue abaixo resumo de um dos trabalhos elaborados pela equipe do CIEM apresentados no BCTRIMS 2015:



Introduction:

 

Although optic neuritis and transverse myelitis are the most common manifestations of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders (NMOSD) symptoms related to brainstem involvement were recognized since the early descriptions of the disease. Brainstem symptoms (BSS) may occur in any phase during the course of the disease, and are usually associated with signs of visual or spinal cord abnormalities. Interestingly, some NMOSD patients develop isolated BSS as the inaugural manifestation of the disease, preceding both optic neuritis and transverse myelitis.