Devic's disease or Neuromyelitis Optica is a serious, rare idiopathic neurological disorder which affects the optic nerve and the spinal cord. A 15-year-old girl was admitted in the neurology was with a previous history of 4 episodes of weakness in both the lower limbs and urinary retention. The patient gradually lost her eyesight in both eyes at the age of 8. Initially, she was diagnosed as a case of Multiple Sclerosis at the age of 11 when she presented with first episode of lower limb weakness. Later, Seropositivity for Aquaporin 4 IgG and clear MRI scan of the brain confirmed the diagnosis of Neuromyelitis Optica.
Shahid Iqbal, Dr. Muhammad; Rustam, Zainab; and Nasim, Omer
"Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder: a case Report from Rehman Medical institute, Peshawar.,"
Pakistan Journal of Neurological Sciences (PJNS): Vol. 14
, Article 2.
Available at: https://ecommons.aku.edu/pjns/vol14/iss4/2