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.

Additional Metadata
Keywords Acquired demyelinating syndromes, multiple sclerosis, neuromyelitis optica, children, diagnosis, outcome
Promotor R.Q. Hintzen (Rogier) , R.F. Neuteboom (Rinze)
Publisher Erasmus University Rotterdam
ISBN 978-94-6380-177-5
Persistent URL
Wong, Y.Y.M. (2019, February 12). Moving Forward on Acquired Demyelinating Syndromes : Diagnosis, Disease Course and Outcome. Erasmus University Rotterdam. Retrieved from