Testing for Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO)
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Our presenter for this program is Dr. Sean Pittock, Associate Professor in the Department of Neurology and Co-Director of the Clinical Neuroimmunology Laboratory at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Pittock reviews neuromyelitis optica (NMO), a severe, inflammatory demyelinating disease of the central nervous system that predominantly affects women and disproportionately affects African Americans and Asians. He will discuss how an NMO-specific biomarker can be used to differentiate between multiple sclerosis and NMO.
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