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  • Immunoglobulin
  • It has been shown in some scientific studies that the the antibody marker specific for neuromyelitis optica (NMO), known as NMO-Immunoglobulin G (IgG), causes inflammation in brain tissues by activating a substance called complement. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • treatment
  • In most cases of neuromyelitis optica, the initial symptoms of vision loss or paralysis improve with standard treatment with high dose corticosteroids, and partial recovery of vision, motor, sensory, or bladder function occurs. (rarediseases.org)
  • symptom
  • Intractable vomiting or hiccups is now a generally accepted specific syndrome of this condition and is the result of inflammation in the dorsal medulla of the brainstem and may be the initial symptom of neuromyelitis optica. (rarediseases.org)
  • help
  • the brain MRI is more commonly normal, and the spinal fluid analysis does not usually show oligoclonal bands in neuromyelitis optica, which are features that help distinguish it from MS. (rarediseases.org)