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Fulminant Acute Ascending Hemorrhagic Myelitis Treated with Eculizumab

Hsam, Nang Boe Ohnmar, Angstwurm, Klemens, Peters, Sebastian, Fuchs, Kornelius, Schuierer, Gerhard, Bogdahn, Ulrich and Weissert, Robert (2017) Fulminant Acute Ascending Hemorrhagic Myelitis Treated with Eculizumab. Frontiers in Neurology 8.

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Item type:Article
Institutions:Medicine > Lehrstuhl für Neurologie
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Keywords:EXTENSIVE TRANSVERSE MYELITIS; OPTICA SPECTRUM DISORDERS; NEUROMYELITIS-OPTICA; SPINAL-CORD; acute myelopathy; transverse myelitis; eculizumab; autoimmune myelitis; longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis; spinal cord hemorrhage; C5-inhibitor; interleukin-6
Dewey Decimal Classification:600 Technology > 610 Medical sciences Medicine
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Item ID:39349
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