Identifying contributors to long-term disability in neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder

Takeaway

  • Older age at diagnosis, delay in diagnosis and treatment, longer lesion length, and presence of symptomatic brainstem lesions correlate with worsened disability in neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD).

Why this matters

  • This study identifies contributors to long-term disability in patients with NMOSD, thus allowing for modulation of these factors to mitigate disability in patients.