Presentation of Neuromyelitis Optica with Recurrent Severe Myelitis and Acute Respiratory Failure in an Old Woman

Saeed Razmeh, Zahra Ghurchian, Amir Hasan Habibi, Farzad Sina, Mostafa Almasi
2017 Zahedan Journal of Researches in Medical Sciences  
Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO) is a rare disease of the central nervous system that causes optic nerve and spinal cord involvement. The our patient first developed acute paraplegia that was treated with intravenous methylprednisolone with diagnosis of acute thoracic myelitis according to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) finding , concurrently with tapering of oral prednisolone, again affected by quadriplegia and respiratory failure. She was seropositivity for NMO-IgG that was negative in first
more » ... sion and MRI of spine shows hyperintense lesion in whole cervical and upper thoracic MRI. With considering the findings, NMO was diagnosed and the plasmapheresis starts for her. We report a case of this syndrome because it can increase the physician's awareness of the unusual manifestations of this syndrome.
doi:10.5812/zjrms.10336 fatcat:sdhuohsmfjao3gbeoq6dxmyjpq