Moving Forward on Acquired Demyelinating Syndromes : Diagnosis, Disease Course and Outcome
Een stap vooruit in verworven demyeliniserende syndromen : Diagnose, ziektebeloop en uitkomst
Acquired demyelinating syndromes (ADS) encompass a broad spectrum of inflammatory demyelinating disorders of the central nervous
system. This thesis focuses on two rare groups of patients in the ADS spectrum: neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders (NMOSD) in adults
and the spectrum of childhood onset ADS.
Accurate diagnosis and prediction of disease course is imperative for accurate counselling and treatment opportunities. Yet, due to overlap in clinical presentation of different subtypes in ADS, one can envision that the distinction between these subtypes can be difficult.
We aimed to move forward on the spectrum of ADS by investigating predictive factors for an accurate diagnosis, and by describing the disease course and outcome of these patients.
|Keywords||Acquired demyelinating syndromes, multiple sclerosis, neuromyelitis optica, children, diagnosis, outcome|
|Promotor||R.Q. Hintzen (Rogier) , R.F. Neuteboom (Rinze)|
|Publisher||Erasmus University Rotterdam|
|Note||For copyright reasons there is a partial embargo for this dissertation|
Wong, Y.Y.M. (2019, February 12). Moving Forward on Acquired Demyelinating Syndromes : Diagnosis, Disease Course and Outcome. Erasmus University Rotterdam. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/115038