Immunology of neuromyelitis optica during pregnancy.

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Bove, Riley; Davoudi, V; Keyhanian, K; Bove, RM; Chitnis, T;
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California

Anti-aquaporin-4 (AQP4) autoantibody plays a key role in the pathogenesis of neuromyelitis optica (NMO). Studies have shown increased relapse rates in patients with NMO during pregnancy and postpartum. High estrogen levels during pregnancy can increase act
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