Neurol Neuroimmunol Neuroinflamm 2021 Nov 18;8(6). Epub 2021 Oct 18.
From the Infectious Diseases Institute (A.K.M., D.B.M.), School of Medicine, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda; Department of Neurology (J.D., T.R., P.C., B.W.), Antwerp University Hospital, Edegem; Laboratory of Experimental Hematology (J.D., B.W.), Vaccine & Infectious Disease Institute (VAXINFECTIO), Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Antwerp; Translational Neurosciences (J.D., T.R., P.C., B.W.), Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Antwerp; University of Minnesota (P.R.B.), Minneapolis, MN; and Born Bunge Foundation (P.C.), University of Antwerp, Wilrijk, Belgium.
Background And Objectives: Neuromyelitis optica (NMO) is a CNS inflammatory disease that predominantly affects the optic nerves and the spinal cord. It is more frequent in Asian and African populations than in European ones. Data on epidemiology, clinical presentation, additional investigations, and treatment in the African continent are scarce. Read More