Devic's disease.

Irina Peixoto, Vera Ermida, Ana Torres, Maria Inês Aparício, Rui André, Jorge Caldas

Abstract


Devic's disease, also known as Neuromyelitis Optica, is a demyelinating disease of the central nervous system, with selective involvement of the spinal cord and optic nerves. The authors describe a clinical case of acute myelitis, initially approached in the context of a nonspecific syndrome gripal, with subsequently sudden bilateral amaurosis, which leads to the diagnosis hypotesis of Devic's disease, a disease with poor prognosis in optic-spinal function and adequate symptomatic treatment.

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