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June 2010

Thirty-one Episodes of Myelitis and Optic Neuritis in a Woman With Neuromyelitis Optica and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Institute of Clinical Neuroimmunology, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany.

Arch Neurol. 2010;67(6):779-780. doi:10.1001/archneurol.2010.109

It was with great interest that we read the article by Nasir et al1 in the September 2009 issue of Archives. The authors impressively describe a patient with neuromyelitis optica (NMO) and lupus erythematosus who experienced 19 episodes of myelitis. Recurrent and severe myelitis attacks occurred despite immunosuppressive treatment with cyclophosphamide or rituximab.