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Evaluation of inflammatory acquired demyelinating syndromes in children: a single-center experience.

Acta Neurol Belg 2021 May 10. Epub 2021 May 10.

Department of Pediatric Neurology, Cerrahpasa School of Medicine, Istanbul University-Cerrahpasa, Istanbul, Turkey.

To evaluate the clinical and neuroimaging features of pediatric acquired demyelinating syndromes (ADS) in a tertiary pediatric neurology clinic in Turkey. All children diagnosed with any subset of ADS between 2013 and 2018 were included in this retrospective cohort study. Forty-two patients (21 female) with a median follow-up period of 30 months were included. Read More

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Pediatric inflammatory demyelinating disorders and mimickers: How to differentiate with MRI?

Autoimmun Rev 2021 May 14;20(5):102801. Epub 2021 Mar 14.

Neuroradiology of the Radiology Department UNICAMP, Brazil; UNICAMP, Brazil.

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, immune-mediated, neurodegenerative disorder of the central nervous system (CNS).While the clinical symptoms of MS most commonly manifest between 20 and 40 years of age, approximately 3 to 10% of all MS patients report that their first inaugural events can occur earlier in life, even in childhood, and thus include the pediatric population. The prevalence of MS onset in childhood/adolescence varies between 2. Read More

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A rare pediatric case of neurobrucellosis with bilateral optic neuritis.

Turk J Pediatr 2020 ;62(6):1094-1098

Divisions of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, Bursa Yüksek İhtisas Research and Training Hospital, Bursa, Turkey.

Background: The estimated incidence of central nervous system involvement in brucellosis ranges between 0 and 17.8%. Optic neuritis is infrequently seen in the clinical presentation of neurobrucellosis. Read More

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January 2020

Clinical spectrum, treatment and outcome of myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG) antibody-associated disease in children: a tertiary care experience.

Acta Neurol Belg 2021 Feb 24;121(1):231-239. Epub 2020 Nov 24.

Division of Child Neurology, Department of Pediatrics, Ege University Medical Faculty, Izmir, Turkey.

Anti-myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein antibodies have been associated with a wide range of clinical presentations including monophasic and relapsing disease courses. Lack of a definitive marker for predicting further relapses and the final diagnoses complicates the clinical follow-up and treatment decisions for patients with the first episode. This study retrospectively analyzed the clinical spectrum, treatment protocols and outcome of nine children with MOG antibody-associated demyelinating disease. Read More

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February 2021

Para-neoplastic optic neuritis presenting in a child with fusion positive localised para-testicular alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma.

Pediatr Hematol Oncol 2021 May 23;38(4):397-402. Epub 2020 Oct 23.

Department of Pediatrics, Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital, Aberdeen, UK.

We present the case of a 13 year old boy, with sudden onset painful unilateral visual loss, prior to commencing chemotherapy for alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma. Cases of para-neoplastic optic neuritis have been reported in adult cancer patients, however there are no published reports of this phenomenon occurring in children. Our patient had full recovery of his vision, following 6 weeks treatment with steroids, immunoglobulins and standard chemotherapy as per high risk arm of European pediatric soft tissue sarcoma group (EpSSG) Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) 2005 guidelines. Read More

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MOGAD: How It Differs From and Resembles Other Neuroinflammatory Disorders.

AJR Am J Roentgenol 2021 04 17;216(4):1031-1039. Epub 2021 Feb 17.

Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, Johns Hopkins University Medical Institution, 600 N Wolfe St, Phipps B112D, Baltimore, MD 21287.

Myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein antibody-associated disease (MOGAD) is a distinct CNS inflammatory disease with symptoms and imaging findings that overlap other neuroinflammatory disorders. We highlight the imaging characteristics of MOGAD and contrast them with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) and multiple sclerosis (MS). Intracranial features that suggest MOGAD include childhood acute disseminated encephalomyelitis pattern with diffuse signal abnormality in the cortical gray matter, subcortical white matter, deep white matter, and deep gray matter on T2-weighted and FLAIR images; few bilateral T2-hyperintense fluffy and poorly demarcated lesions; pontine or thalamic involvement (or both); and cerebellar peduncle lesions in children. Read More

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Psychosocial impact of paediatric demyelinating disorders: a scoping review.

Dev Med Child Neurol 2020 11 4;62(11):1250-1258. Epub 2020 Aug 4.

Department of Neurology, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, UK.

Aim: To: (1) provide greater insight into the psychological and social impact of a range of demyelinating disorders, (2) explore differences between disorders, and (3) provide direction for future research.

Method: Studies were identified by searching online databases. Studies that explored the psychological, emotional, or social impact of a range of demyelinating disorders in childhood, including acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM), optic neuritis, transverse myelitis, and multiple sclerosis, were included and screened independently by three authors. Read More

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November 2020

Epidemiology of Pediatric NMOSD in Germany and Austria.

Front Neurol 2020 15;11:415. Epub 2020 May 15.

Department of Pediatric Neurology, Children's Hospital Datteln, University Witten/Herdecke, Datteln, Germany.

Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders (NMOSD) are severe inflammatory demyelinating disorders of the central nervous system mainly characterized by recurrent episodes of uni- or bilateral optic neuritis (ON), transverse myelitis (TM) and brainstem syndromes (BS). The majority of adult patients has serum antibodies directed against the water channel protein aquaporin 4 (AQP4-abs). In pediatric patients, AQP4-abs are less, while antibodies against myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG-abs) are more frequently detectable than in adults. Read More

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Clinical Spectrum of Myelin Oligodendrocyte Glycoprotein-Immunoglobulin G-Associated Disease in Korean Children.

J Clin Neurol 2020 Jul;16(3):461-469

Department of Pediatrics, Seoul National University Children's Hospital, Seoul, Korea.

Background And Purpose: The myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG) antibody is detected at a high rate in childhood acquired demyelinating syndrome (ADS). This study aimed to determine the diagnostic value of the MOG antibody in ADS and the spectrum of MOG-antibody-positive demyelinating diseases in children.

Methods: This study included 128 patients diagnosed with ADS (=94) or unexplained encephalitis (=34). Read More

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Optic neuropathies in childhood: a review of etiology and treatment.

Turk J Pediatr 2019 ;61(4):471-476

Division of Pediatric Neurology, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.

Günbey C, Konuşkan B. Optic neuropathies in childhood: a review of etiology and treatment. Turk J Pediatr 2019; 61: 471-476. Read More

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Validation of claims-based diagnoses of adult and pediatric neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder and variations in diagnostic evaluation and treatment initiation.

Mult Scler Relat Disord 2020 Jan 1;37:101488. Epub 2019 Nov 1.

Perelman School of Medicine at University of Pennsylvania, 3400 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA, 19104, United States; Department of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Disease, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 3401 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia PA, 19014, United States.

Background: Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) is a rare demyelinating disease in need of more studies to determine effective treatment regimens. The rarity of the disorder, however, makes large randomized-controlled trials challenging. Validation of the International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) code for NMO could facilitate the use of large healthcare claims data for future research. Read More

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January 2020

Clinical and Radiological Profiles, Treatment, and Outcome of Pediatric Acquired Demyelinating Disorders of Central Nervous System.

J Pediatr Neurosci 2019 Apr-Jun;14(2):76-81

Department of Pediatrics, Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.

Introduction: Demyelinating disorders of central nervous system are rare childhood disorders that cause significant physical and cognitive disabilities. Early diagnosis and appropriate treatment determines prognosis and outcome.

Objective: The objective of this work was to study clinical profile, investigative and radiological features, treatment, and outcome of children with demyelinating disorders. Read More

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September 2019

Optic Neuropathy, Secondary to Ethmoiditis, and Onodi Cell Inflammation during Childhood: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.

Neuropediatrics 2019 12 22;50(6):341-345. Epub 2019 Jul 22.

ENT Unit, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University of Catania, Italy.

Optic neuropathy consists of several etiological events. The primary etiologies of its acute form include optic neuritis, ischemic optic neuropathy, inflammatory (nondemyelinating) disorders, and trauma. Its subacute and chronic forms are most often linked to compressive, toxic, nutritional, or hereditary-genetic causes. Read More

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December 2019

The absence of fundus abnormalities in Stargardt disease.

Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol 2019 Jun 22;257(6):1147-1157. Epub 2019 Mar 22.

Department of Ophthalmology (400), Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University Medical Center, P.O. Box 9101, 6500 HB, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

Purpose: To raise awareness of Stargardt disease (STGD1) patients without fundus abnormalities.

Methods: Medical records were evaluated for age at onset, initial symptoms and diagnosis, reason for delay of diagnosis, age at STGD1 diagnosis, best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA), ophthalmoscopy, fundus photography, fundus autofluorescence (FAF), fluorescein angiography (FA), spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT), full-field electroretinography (ffERG), color vision test, and the presence of ABCA4 variants.

Results: In 11. Read More

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[Clinical analysis of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders in childhood].

Zhonghua Er Ke Za Zhi 2019 Feb;57(2):118-124

Department of Pediatrics, Peking University First Hospital, Beijing 100034, China.

To explore clinical features and the effect of treatment of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders (NMOSD) in childhood. Children who were hospitalized in Department of Pediatrics, Peking University First Hospital from January 2013 to June 2018 and meeting diagnostic criteria of NMOSD proposed by the International Panel for NMOSD Diagnosis in 2015 were summarized and followed up. The basic information, symptoms of each attack, locations and patterns of new lesions, features of cerebrospinal fluid, serologic markers, treatments and outcomes in these patients were analyzed. Read More

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February 2019

Pediatric-onset multiple sclerosis in Brazilian patients: Clinical features, treatment response and comparison to pediatric neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders.

Mult Scler Relat Disord 2018 Oct 20;25:138-142. Epub 2018 Jul 20.

Department of Neurology, Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP), São Paulo, Brazil.

Background: Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders (NMOSD) are acquired demyelinating syndromes of the central nervous system more frequently in young adults and their beginning before 18 years of age is rare. They are autoimmune diseases with distinct pathophysiology, clinical presentation, treatment and prognoses. During childhood these conditions often present similar clinical features and differential diagnosis among pNMOSD, pMS and acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) is still difficult at disease onset. Read More

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October 2018

Ophthalmic findings in linear scleroderma manifesting as facial en coup de sabre.

Eye (Lond) 2018 11 4;32(11):1688-1696. Epub 2018 Jul 4.

Copenhagen University Department of Dermato-Venerology, Bispebjerg Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Background: To evaluate ophthalmic involvement in a long-term series of patients with en coup de sabre (ECS) close to the eye based on the hypothesis that this is not commonly affected, or simply under-reported.

Methods: An observational study of ophthalmological findings in patients from Copenhagen University Dermatology Clinics. A standard eye examination further included exophthalmometry, axial length and keratometry (IOLMaster), and horizontal eye muscle thickness (B-scan ultrasonography). Read More

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November 2018

Retinal nerve fibre layer thinning and childhood acquired demyelinating syndromes.

Authors:
Ki Pang

Dev Med Child Neurol 2018 12 24;60(12):1195-1196. Epub 2018 Apr 24.

Paediatric Neurology, Great North Children's Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.

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December 2018

Systematic review of the published data on the worldwide prevalence of John Cunningham virus in patients with multiple sclerosis and neuromyelitis optica.

Epidemiol Health 2018 5;40:e2018001. Epub 2018 Jan 5.

Reference Center for Multiple Sclerosis, Santos, Brazil.

Objectives: John Cunningham virus (JCV) is a polyoma virus that infects humans, mainly in childhood or adolescence, and presents no symptomatic manifestations. JCV can cause progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) in immunosuppressed individuals, including those undergoing treatment for multiple sclerosis (MS) and neuromyelitis optica (NMO). PML is a severe and potentially fatal disease of the brain. Read More

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Necrotic-hemorrhagic myelitis: A rare malignant variant of parainfectious acute disseminated encephalomyelitis in childhood.

J Neurol Sci 2018 01 23;384:58-60. Epub 2017 Nov 23.

Neuroimaging Research Unit, Institute of Experimental Neurology, Division of Neuroscience, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy; Department of Neurology, Institute of Experimental Neurology, Division of Neuroscience, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy. Electronic address:

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January 2018

The Spectrum of Inflammatory Acquired Demyelinating Syndromes in Children.

Semin Pediatr Neurol 2017 08 23;24(3):189-200. Epub 2017 Aug 23.

Department of Pediatric Neurology, Sick Kids Children's Hospital, Toronto, Canada.

Acquired demyelinating syndromes in childhood comprise a spectrum of monophasic and recurrent inflammatory conditions of the central nervous system. Examples of monophasic conditions include, clinically isolated syndromes such as optic neuritis and transverse myelitis, as well as acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, whereas recurrent disorders include entities such as multiple sclerosis and neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder. Knowledge about these disorders has expanded due to rigorously evaluated diagnostic criteria, magnetic resonance imaging features, outcomes, and serum biomarkers in these disorders. Read More

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Pediatric Optic Neuritis: What Is New.

J Neuroophthalmol 2017 09;37 Suppl 1:S14-S22

The Vision Center (MB), Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California; Departments of Ophthalmology and Neurology (MB), Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California; Neuro-ophthalmology Service (GTL), Division of Ophthalmology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Departments of Neurology and Ophthalmology (GTL), Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Department of Ophthalmology (SP), Stein Eye Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, California; Division of Neurology (ATW), Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Departments of Neurology and Pediatrics (ATW), Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Few diseases blur the margins between their childhood and adult-onset varieties as much as optic neuritis. This report will review our state of knowledge of pediatric optic neuritis, as well as its relationship to the latest consensus definitions of neuroinflammatory disease. Current diagnostic and treatment options will be explored, as well as our potential to uncover an understanding of pediatric optic neuritis through systematic prospective studies. Read More

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September 2017

Association between demyelinating disease and autoimmune rheumatic disease in a pediatric population.

Rev Bras Reumatol Engl Ed 2017 May - Jun;57(3):224-228. Epub 2016 Oct 25.

Universidade Federal de São Paulo (Unifesp), Departamento de Pediatria, Setor de Reumatologia Pediátrica, São Paulo, SP, Brazil. Electronic address:

Introduction: Multiple sclerosis (MS) and neuromyelitis optica (NMO) are demyelinating diseases of the central nervous system. Autoimmunity in patients with demyelinating disease and in their families has been broadly investigated and discussed. Recent studies show a higher incidence of rheumatic autoimmune diseases among adult patients with MS or NMO and their families, but there are no studies in the pediatric population. Read More

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September 2019

Neurological manifestations of atypical celiac disease in childhood.

Acta Neurol Belg 2017 Sep 22;117(3):719-727. Epub 2017 Apr 22.

Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Dr. Sami Ulus Pediatric and Training Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.

Various typical and atypical neurological manifestations can be seen as the initial symptoms of celiac disease (CD). We suggest that gluten toxicity is the most suspicious triggering risk factor for probable pathophysiological pathways of neurological involvement in atypical CD. The medical charts of 117 patients diagnosed with atypical CD were retrieved from a tertiary center in Ankara, Turkey. Read More

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September 2017

Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis: Distinguishing Clinical and MR Imaging Features.

Neuroimaging Clin N Am 2017 May;27(2):229-250

Department of Neurology, National Pediatric Hospital Dr. Juan P. Garrahan, Combate de los Pozos 1881, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires C1436AAM, Argentina; International Pediatric MS Study Group, Foundation for Neurologic Disease, 10 State Street, Newburyport, MA 01950, USA. Electronic address:

This article presents an overview of evolving diagnostic criteria of pediatric multiple sclerosis and related disorders, emphasizing distinguishing clinical and neuroimaging features that should be considered for differential diagnosis in childhood and adolescence. New data on the integrity of brain tissue in children with MS provided by advanced MR imaging techniques are addressed as well. Read More

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White matter changes in paediatric multiple sclerosis and monophasic demyelinating disorders.

Brain 2017 May;140(5):1300-1315

McConnell Brain Imaging Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada.

See Hacohen et al. (doi:10.1093/awx075) for a scientific commentary on this article. Read More

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Multiple sclerosis in Belgian children: A multicentre retrospective study.

Eur J Paediatr Neurol 2017 Mar 25;21(2):358-366. Epub 2016 Oct 25.

Department of Paediatrics, Division of Paediatric Neurology, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium. Electronic address:

Background: Although the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS) in the paediatric population remains challenging, paediatric-onset MS is increasingly recognized worldwide.

Methods: We report on the clinical and biochemical features of a Belgian multicentre cohort of paediatric MS patients in a national retrospective descriptive study.

Results: Twenty one paediatric MS patients from four Belgian University Hospitals were included. Read More

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Acute onset blindness: a case of optic neuritis and review of childhood optic neuritis.

BMJ Case Rep 2016 Oct 4;2016. Epub 2016 Oct 4.

Department of Paediatric Neurology, Evelina London Children's Hospital at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Trust, London, UK.

Optic neuritis (ON) is an acquired disorder of the optic nerve due to inflammation, demyelination or degeneration. We report a child who presented with acute onset bilateral visual loss who, following a diagnosis of ON, was treated and had excellent visual recovery. Paediatric ON is considered to be different clinical entity to adult ON. Read More

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October 2016

[Optic neuritis in childhood. A pediatric series, literature review and treatment approach].

Rev Neurol 2016 Aug;63(3):103-8

Hospital Regional Universitario de Malaga, Malaga, Espana.

Introduction: In children, the most common form of optic neuritis usually occurs after an infectious disease with papilledema, usually bilateral and has a good prognosis. Conversion to multiple sclerosis is low.

Aim: To present clinical and laboratory case of optic neuritis in pediatrics features. Read More

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[Exogenous evoked potentials in adolesccents with muftiple sclerosis].

Przegl Lek 2016 ;73(3):124-8

Introduction: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic inflammatory and demyelinating disease of the central nervous system. The disease usually affects young people, with a peak onset between the ages of 20 and 40, although it may also occur in early childhood. MS is one of the most common reasons of disability in young people. Read More

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