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An early case of neuromyelitis optica: on a forgotten report by Jacob Lockhart Clarke, FRS.
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PMID:  21690148     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
We discuss a forgotten report by the famous British neuroanatomist, neuropathologist and neurologist Jacob Augustus Lockhart Clarke (1817-1880) about a 17-year-old girl with bilateral optic neuritis and longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis. This report, which appeared in 1865, i.e. 15 years prior to Wilhelm Erb's much-cited paper on the coincidence of optic neuritis and acute myelitis, represents the first known account of a case of Devic's syndrome or neuromyelitis optica in the English-language medical literature.
S Jarius; B Wildemann
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-6-20
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Title:  Multiple sclerosis (Houndmills, Basingstoke, England)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1477-0970     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
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Created Date:  2011-6-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9509185     Medline TA:  Mult Scler     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Division of Molecular Neuroimmunology, Department of Neurology University of Heidelberg, Germany.
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