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'Noteomielite' accompanied by acute amaurosis (1844). An early case of neuromyelitis optica.
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PMID:  21992815     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
So far, only very little is known about the early history of neuromyelitis optica (Devic's syndrome). Here, we discuss a then widely recognized but now forgotten 1844 report by the Genoese physician Giovanni Battista Pescetto (1806-1884) on a 42-year-old man, who simultaneously developed acute amaurosis and cervical myelitis. Pescetto's report represents the earliest account of a case of neuromyelitis optica in the Western literature known so far.
S Jarius; B Wildemann
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-10-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the neurological sciences     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1878-5883     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
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Created Date:  2011-10-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0375403     Medline TA:  J Neurol Sci     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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