CLINICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF THE AREA POSTREMA SYNDROME IN NEUROMYELITYS SPECTRUM DISORDERS PATIENTS

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



Introduction:

Recently area postrema, the emetic reflex center in the central nervous system, located at the floor of the fourth ventricle, has been recognized as one of the preferential targets for AQP4-IgG attacks in neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders (NMOSD). Although a number of papers have emphasized the relevance of intractable hiccups, nauseas/vomiting - the area postrema syndrome (APS) - as one of the most typical components of the spectrum of the disease demographic and clinical characterization of NMOSD with APS are still scanty in the literature.