Mayo Clinic researchers in neurology, neuroimmunology and other areas study causes, genetics, new diagnostic tests and treatments for neuromyelitis optica and related conditions.

Staff in the Center for Multiple Sclerosis and Autoimmune Neurology conducts research in neuromyelitis optica, multiple sclerosis and related conditions.

Mayo Clinic researchers discovered an antibody, NMO-IgG, which is a specific marker for NMO. Testing for this antibody can help diagnose NMO in an early stage and distinguish it from multiple sclerosis (MS) and other conditions.

Mayo Clinic publications

See a list of publications by Mayo Clinic doctors on NMO on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.

Read an article about multiple sclerosis mimickers.

Sept. 19, 2015