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Neuromyelitis Optica is an inflammatory autoimmune disease causing demyelination of the central nervous system with degradation of the insulating sheath of at least one optical nerve (Neuritis nervi optici) and at the same time or few months later the spinal cord (Myelitis).

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For Differential diagnosis of NMO from Multiple sclerosis Highly specific serum autoantibody markers are found very frequently in NMO, while they are not detected in Multiple sclerosis (MS) or healthy subjects.

Performed for patients suspected to be suffering from Neuromyelitis optica.

Neuromyelitis Optica is an inflammatory autoimmune disease causing demyelination of the central nervous system with degradation of the insulating sheath of at least one optical nerve (Neuritis nervi optici) and at the same time or few months later the spinal cord (Myelitis). NMO AQP4-Ab -are disease specific auto Ab, found in in 70-80% NMO Patients. Testing can be of diagnostic relevance independently of disease activity or treatment status.

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