Aug 30, 2019

Different magnetic resonance imaging features between MOG antibody- and AQP4 antibody-mediated disease: A Chinese cohort study

Journal of the Neurological Sciences
Chen ChenWei Qiu


Few studies have compared radiological features obtained on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) between myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein antibody (MOG-ab)- and aquaporin 4 antibody (AQP4-ab)-positive patients. In this study, 77 MOG-ab and 92 AQP4-ab patients were enrolled. The results demonstrated that the brain MRI-based incidence of subcortical white matter lesions was higher in MOG-ab patients (p < .000) than in AQP4-ab patients and that the former therefore had a higher incidence of periventricular lesions (p = .003). The posterior limb of the internal capsule was more prone to lesions in MOG-ab patients (p = .019). Large lesions and U- or S-shaped lesions were also more frequent in MOG-ab (p < .000 and p = .013, respectively). Half of the MOG-ab patients had spinal cord involvement, and 36.5% presented with longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis (LETM). However, among the MOG-ab and AQP4-ab patients with spinal attack, there was no significant difference in the proportion with LETM (p = .057). In conclusion, a higher proportion of MOG-ab patients than AQP4-ab patients had brain lesions in white matter. Among MOG-ab patients who had an attack in the spinal cord, 65.5% also had LETM during the disease course. Conus med...Continue Reading

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Myelitis, Transverse
Limb Structure
Conus genus
Capsule (Pharmacologic)
Aquaporin 4
MOG protein, human
Spinal Cord

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