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Volume: 2 Issue: 2 Year: 2022
Neuromyelitis Optica Following COVID-19 Infection [J Mult Scler Res]
J Mult Scler Res. 2022; 2(2): 52-53 | DOI: 10.4274/jmsr.galenos.2022.2022-4-2

Neuromyelitis Optica Following COVID-19 Infection

Damla Cetinkaya Tezer, Ipek Gungor Dogan, Serkan Demir
Sancaktepe Sehit Prof. Dr. Ilhan Varank Training and Research Hospital, Clinic of Neurology, Istanbul, Turkey

The coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) may be a trigger for acquired demyelinating central or peripheral nervous system disorders like other viral infections. We present a clinical image of a patient who was diagnosed with neuromyelitis optica (NMO) following COVID-19 infection. A 25-year-old woman presented with progressive loss of strength and numbness in her left upper extremity and bilateral lower extremities and sphincter involvement on the second week of isolation. Spinal magnetic resonance imaging revealed extensive long-segment demyelinating lesion. NMO-immunoglobulin G antibody was positive. It is one of the first cases of long extensive transverse myelitis with seropositivity among the long-segment myelitis cases in the literature.

Keywords: COVID-19, longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis, neuromyelitis optica

Damla Cetinkaya Tezer, Ipek Gungor Dogan, Serkan Demir. Neuromyelitis Optica Following COVID-19 Infection. J Mult Scler Res. 2022; 2(2): 52-53

Corresponding Author: Damla Cetinkaya Tezer, Türkiye
Manuscript Language: English
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