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Acute longitudinal myelitis as the initial manifestation of Sjögren’s syndrome
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    Is myelitis associated with Sjogren's syndrome a neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder?
    • Masahiro Mori, Doctor
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      • Shoichi Ito, Satoshi Kuwabara

    Dear Editor,

    In 2005, our case report entitled 'Acute longitudinal myelitis as the initial manifestation of Sjogren's syndrome' was published in this journal (1). In that report, we described the case of a 31-year-old woman who presented with acute longitudinal myelitis extending along the entire spinal cord. She was also diagnosed with Sjogren's syndrome on the basis of positive anti-SS-A antibody test results a...

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    Acute myelitis or anterior spinal artery occlusion?

    Dear Editor,

    I read with interest the case report by Yamamoto and colleagues on acute onset paraplegia in a young woman, which was interpreted as a case of acute longitudinal myelitis (1). Sudden onset without any inflammatory prodromal symptom or sign is evocative of arterial occlusion, and the MRI may be compatible with anterior spinal artery occlusion (2). Although lancinating radicular pain was absent, I wond...

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