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Despite Similarities, NMO and MS Take Different Courses, Require Different Treatments

Despite Similarities, NMO and MS Take Different Courses, Require Different Treatments November 26, 2010 Dear Mayo Clinic: What can you tell me about neuromyelitis optica? My husband was recently diagnosed. We hear it is often confused with multiple sclerosis. What are the differences between the two? Answer: Neuromyelitis optica (NMO), [...]

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Mayo Clinic Researchers Stop Neuromyelitis Optica Attacks with New Therapy

ROCHESTER, Minn. — October 8, 2012.  Mayo Clinic researchers have identified a new therapy for patients with neuromyelitis optica that appears to stop inflammation of the eye nerves and spinal cord. NMO is a debilitating central nervous system disorder that is often misdiagnosed as multiple sclerosis (MS). In the study, [...]

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