This table lists symptoms that people with this disease may have. For most diseases, symptoms will vary from person to person. People with the same disease may not have all the symptoms listed. This information comes from a database called the Human Phenotype Ontology (HPO) . The HPO collects information on symptoms that have been described in medical resources. The HPO is updated regularly. Use the HPO ID to access more in-depth information about a symptom.
|Medical Terms||Other Names||
|80%-99% of people have these symptoms|
|Functional abnormality of the bladder||0000009|
Inflammation of spinal cord
|Neuronal loss in
Loss of brain cells
Loss of vision
Vision loss[ more ]
|30%-79% of people have these symptoms|
|Abnormality of brain morphology||
Abnormal shape of brain
Abnormality of the brain[ more ]
|5%-29% of people have these symptoms|
Related diseases are conditions that have similar signs and symptoms. A health care provider may consider these conditions in the table below when making a diagnosis. Please note that the table may not include all the possible conditions related to this disease.
Conditions with similar signs and symptoms from Orphanet
Differential diagnoses include MS; idiopathic, viral, paraneoplastic and connective tissue disease (e.g. SLE)-associated myelitis; ischemic and connective tissue associated optic neuropathies (see these terms).
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My aunt has neuromyelitis optica and this disease is very aggressive. We need help getting her therapy treatment that is going to help her more. See answer
Is neuromyelitis optica fatal? And if so, what are the percentages of people who succumb to this disease? See answer
I know my neuromyelitis optica is not contagious via personal contact, but if had the condition while pregnant could my daughter have it also? See answer