Spinal cord involvement in Balo's concentric sclerosis

Karim Kreft, SJ Mellema, Rogier Hintzen

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We present a patient with a history of myelitis, who had a steroid refractory attack of CNS inflammatory demyelinating disease that developed into cerebral concentric sclerosis of Balo after plasma exchange. The acute inflammatory disease involved the spinal cord, a phenomenon rarely demonstrated. This patient fulfilled the McDonald Criteria for multiple sclerosis. Plasmapheresis did not have a beneficial effect, but the patient stabilised at high EDSS after treatment with mitoxantron. (C) 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)114-117
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Neurological Sciences
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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