INTRACTABLE VOMITING AS THE INITIAL PRESENTATION OF NEUROMYELITIS OPTICA SPECTRUM DISORDER: A CASE REPORT

Authors

  • Manjit Senior Resident, Department of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, Pt. B.D. Sharma University of Health Sciences, PGIMS, Rohtak
  • Ruchika Majoka Junior Resident, Department of Pathology, Pt. B.D. Sharma University of Health Sciences, PGIMS, Rohtak
  • Monika Dhankher Junior Resident, Department of Pathology, Pt. B.D. Sharma University of Health Sciences, PGIMS, Rohtak
  • Ritika Gupta Junior Resident, Department of Pathology, MAMC, Agroha, Hisar
  • Madhu Junior Resident, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Pt. B.D. Sharma University of Health Sciences, PGIMS, Rohtak
  • Jasminder Singh Professor, Department of Medicine, Pt. B.D. Sharma University of Health Sciences, PGIMS, Rohtak

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32553/ijmbs.v5i9.2193

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Intractable nausea, vomiting, neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder, aquaporin 4, gastroenterology, methyl-prednisolone

Abstract

We present our experience with an anti-AQP4 antibody-positive patient diagnosed with NMOSD who complained of intractable nausea and vomiting, not restricted to optic neuritis or acute myelitis during the first attack. Her symptoms partially resolved after appropriate therapy with therapeutics plasma exchange, intravenous methylprednisolone and oral prednisolone and follow up to azathioprine 50 mg. Through this case, we hope to draw attention to an unusual neurological presentation of NMOSD which should be included in the differential diagnosis of intractable nausea and vomiting.

Keywords: Intractable nausea, vomiting, neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder, aquaporin 4, gastroenterology, methyl-prednisolone

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Published

2021-09-08

How to Cite

Manjit, Majoka, R. ., Dhankher, M. ., Gupta, R. ., Madhu, & Singh, J. . (2021). INTRACTABLE VOMITING AS THE INITIAL PRESENTATION OF NEUROMYELITIS OPTICA SPECTRUM DISORDER: A CASE REPORT. International Journal of Medical and Biomedical Studies, 5(9). https://doi.org/10.32553/ijmbs.v5i9.2193

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