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CASE REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 222-224

Area postrema syndrome: A lesser known variant of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder


Department of Neurology, St. Stephen's Hospital, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Gaurav Kumar Mittal
Department of Neurology, St. Stephenfs Hospital, New Delhi - 110 054
India
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DOI: 10.4103/INJMS.INJMS_124_19

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One of the most specific presentations of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders (NMOSDs) is area postrema syndrome (APS). Although NMOSDs are now being increasingly encountered, APS is rarely reported in literature. With the emergence of the ever-expanding spectrum of neuromyelitis optica (NMO) comes various challenges in the prompt recognition, confirmation, and swift initiation of the therapy. Although with the new consensus criteria of the International Panel of NMO Diagnosis 2015, the earlier challenges of diagnosis have been removed to a great extent, still there is a long road ahead in the widespread dissemination of the current knowledge of NMOSD among health-care professionals in India. We hereby report a case of APS in a young female with endeavor to increase the awareness of this peculiar kind of presentation from India.


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