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Magnetic resonance spectroscopy evaluation in patients with neuromyelitis optica
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    Dear Editor,

    We read with interest the article written by de Seze et al(de Seze, Blanc et al. 2010), published on the April 2010 issue of the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. The authors describe a transversal investigational research comparing magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) of NAWM and NAGM of 24 patients with NMO, 46% of whom had brain abnormalities, and 12 healthy subjects. In this st...

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    we have read with great interest the paper by de Seze et al., entitled "Magnetic resonance spectroscopy evaluation in patients with neuromyelitis optica" (1).

    Neuromyelitis optica (NMO) is a rare disease and most studies rely on a small sample size. Calling attention to previous publications on magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) in patients with NMO might strengthen the results of de Seze et al. Bi...

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    • Jerome de Seze, Professor
    • Other Contributors:
      • Frederic Blanc, Stephane Kremer, Nicolas Collongues, Marie Fleury, Christophe Marcel, and Izzie-Jacques Namer

    We thank Dr. Aboul-Enein et al. for their interest about our recent paper. We apologize for the missing references. For the first one (Bichuetti et al.) we missed it in our pubmed research probably due to a misclassification of the key words. For the second one (Aboul-Enein et al.), the paper was not published before our article was in press. We are a little bit concern to include in our references abstract of posters....

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