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Short Myelitis Lesions in Aquaporin-4-IgG-Positive Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorders

Short Myelitis Lesions in Aquaporin-4-IgG-Positive Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum DisordersShort transverse myelitis is considered non-characteristic of neuromyelitis optica (NMO) spectrum disorders (NMOSDs). Mayo Clinic researchers conducted a study, recently published in Jama Neurology, to determine the frequency of short lesions at the initial myelitis manifestation of NMOSD and to compare the demographic, clinical, and radiological characteristics of aquaporin-4-IgG (AQP4-IgG) seropositive and seronegative STM.

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Laboratory Identification of Lupus Anticoagulant: Guidelines and Recommendations

Laboratory Identification of Lupus Anticoagulant: Guidelines and Recommendations  [Communiqué]Lupus anticoagulants are associated with thrombosis, recurrent fetal loss, neurological problems, and cutaneous manifestations. Accurate diagnosis is important considering the potential use of long-term anticoagulant therapy because of the high risk of recurrent thrombosis. Adherence to published laboratory testing guidelines and recommendations is important to the diagnostic specificity of lupus anticoagulant testing.

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New Guideline in Genetic Testing for Certain Types of Muscular Dystrophy

New Guideline in Genetic Testing for Certain Types of Muscular DystrophyThe American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) offer a new guideline on how to determine what genetic tests may best diagnose a person’s subtype of limb-girdle or distal muscular dystrophy.

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