Complicated pregnancy in a Neuromyelitis Optica patient at St Paul Hospital Millennium Medical College, Ethiopia: A case report

Mekoya Mengistu
Sisay Gizaw | Bio
St Paul Hospital Millenium Medical College
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  • Submited: October 12, 2021
  • Published: July 1, 2022


Neuromyelitis optica (NMO) is an autoimmune mediated demyelinating inflammatory disease that mainly affects the optic nerves and spinal cord. NMO usually occurs in women of reproductive age. NMO and pregnancy have complex relationships with several diagnostic and therapeutic implications. In this report, the first Ethiopian case of NMO in a 28years old woman who presented from rural part of the country mainly with progressive weakness of all extremities and history of complicated pregnancy was described highlighting the diagnostic and therapeutic challenges as well as residual morbidity of NMO in resource limited setups.



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Mengistu, M., & Gizaw, S. (2022). Complicated pregnancy in a Neuromyelitis Optica patient at St Paul Hospital Millennium Medical College, Ethiopia: A case report . Ethiopian Medical Journal, 60(3). Retrieved from

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