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Is Sjögren myelopathy Devic disease?
  1. N Sofat,
  2. P J Venables
  1. Department of Rheumatology, The Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology Division, Imperial College London, London, UK
  1. Professor P Venables, Department of Rheumatology, The Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology Division, Imperial College London, 1 Aspenlea Road, London, W6 8LH, UK; p.venables{at}imperial.ac.uk

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Central nervous system (CNS) involvement in Sjögren syndrome was first described as a condition resembling multiple sclerosis,1 though frequent spinal cord involvement has resulted in the term “Sjögren myelopathy” being used in recent studies.24 Devic disease, or neuromyelitis optica (NMO) was described by Devic in 1894 as a necrotising inflammatory myelopathy associated with optic neuritis (reviewed in Wingerchuck et al, 1999 and 2006).5 6 Revised criteria for Devic disease6 include the presence of optic neuritis, a myelopathy spanning more than three vertebral segments of the cord and the presence of NMO IgG, a recently characterised autoantibody to the …

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