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Delayed Neuromyelitis Optica Masqueraded as Post Viral Encephalomyelitis (P6.159)

CONCLUSIONS Viral infection can be the triggering mechanism for the development of NMO disease.Disclosure: Dr. Rothstein has nothing to disclose. Dr. Majidi has nothing to disclose.
Source: Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: MS and CNS Inflammatory Disease: Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorders: Risk, Diagnosis, and Clinical Features Source Type: research

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