Neuromyelitis Optica in Children: A Rare Entity

Authors

1 DNB, Pediatrician, Department of Pediatric, VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India.

2 Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India.

3 Professor, Department of Pediatrics, VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India.

4 Post Graduate Resident, Department of Pediatrics, VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India.

Abstract

     Neuromyelitis optica (also known as Devic's disease or Devic's syndrome) is an uncommon disorder in pediatric age group, and is characterized by acute or subacute optic neuritis and transverse myelitis. Here we report an 11- year- old female child with relapsing Neuromyelitis optica (NMO) confirmed by positive NMO- IgG antibody and had clinical recovery with high dose methyl prednisolone therapy.

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