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Neuromyelitis optica

Disease definition

Neuromyelitis optica (NMO) and NMO spectrum disorders are inflammatory demyelinating diseases of the central nervous system characterized mainly by attacks of uni- or bilateral optic neuritis (ON) and acute myelitis.

ORPHA:71211

  • Synonym(s):
    • Devic disease
  • Prevalence: 1-9 / 100 000
  • Inheritance: Multigenic/multifactorial 
  • Age of onset: All ages
  • ICD-10: G36.0
  • OMIM: -
  • UMLS: C0027873
  • MeSH: D009471
  • GARD: 6267
  • MedDRA: 10029322

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