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Northwestern Medical Journal
Neuromyelitis Optica associated with Myastenia Gravis: A Case Report [ACH Medical Journal]
ACH Medical Journal. 2024; 3(1): 338-341 | DOI: 10.5505/achmedj.2024.40085

Neuromyelitis Optica associated with Myastenia Gravis: A Case Report

Selin Betas Akin, Tutku Atay, Abdullah Guzel, Gokce Zeytin Demiral, Ulku Turk Boru
Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, Afyonkarahisar Health Sciences University, Afyonkarahisar, Turkiye

Neuromyelitis optica (NMO, Devic syndrome) is an inflammatory, demyelinating central nervous system disorder typically associated with optic neuritis and transverse myelitis involving three or more segments in the spinal cord. Myasthenia Gravis (MG) is an autoimmune disease characterized by weakness in fatiguing muscles due to impaired neuromuscular transmission. NMO can coexist with autoimmune diseases, and its association with myasthenia gravis is common. Studies in existing patients with both NMO and MG support that MG symptoms often appear earlier and tend to be milder. Here, we present a case of a 45-year-old woman with concurrent NMO and MG, aligning with findings from previous studies.

Keywords: Demyelinating diseases, Neuromuscular diseases, Myasthenia Gravis, Devic disease

Selin Betas Akin, Tutku Atay, Abdullah Guzel, Gokce Zeytin Demiral, Ulku Turk Boru. Neuromyelitis Optica associated with Myastenia Gravis: A Case Report. ACH Medical Journal. 2024; 3(1): 338-341

Corresponding Author: Selin Betas Akin, Türkiye
Manuscript Language: English