Claudia PestchankerLieue University, Argentina
Title: Neuromyelitis optica spectrum desease: diagnostic and therapeutic implications in Latinamerica
Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) is a rare and chronic neuroinflammatory immune-mediated disease of the central nervous system. Diagnostic criteria involve clinical manifestations, neuroimaging and AQP4 antibodies, the last two are not always available in our country; the same limitations are present when choosing the therapeutic strategy; so economic and socio-cultural factors play an important rol when diagnosing and treating our NMOSD patients.
Claudia Pestchanker is a Neurologist, Head of the Neurology Department of Hospital Central Ramón Carrillo, the main Hospital of San Luis Province, in Argentina. She has a special interest in neuroimmunology.