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NMO Diagnostic Criteria
|2015 NMOSD Diagnostic Criteria
Diagnostic criteria for NMOSD with AQP4-IgG
Diagnostic criteria for NMOSD without AQP4-IgG or NMOSD with unknown AQP4-IgG status
Core clinical characteristics
Additional MRI requirements for NMOSD without AQP4-IgG and NMOSD with unknownAQP4-IgG status
2. Acute myelitis: requires associated intramedullary MRI lesion extending over 3 contiguous segments (LETM) OR 3 contiguous segments of focal spinal cord atrophy in patients with history compatible with acute myelitis
3. Area postrema syndrome: requires associated dorsal medulla/area postrema lesions4. Acute brainstem syndrome: requires associated periependymal brainstem lesions*IPND; International Panel for NMO DiagnosisWingerchuk DM, Banwell B, Bennett JL, et al. International consensus diagnostic criteria for neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders. Neurology 2015;85:177-189.