Short communication| Volume 279, ISSUE 1-2, P114-117, April 15, 2009

Spinal cord involvement in Balo's concentric sclerosis

Published:February 02, 2009DOI:


      We present a patient with a history of myelitis, who had a steroid refractory attack of CNS inflammatory demyelinating disease that developed into cerebral concentric sclerosis of Balo after plasma exchange. The acute inflammatory disease involved the spinal cord, a phenomenon rarely demonstrated. This patient fulfilled the McDonald criteria for multiple sclerosis. Plasmapheresis did not have a beneficial effect, but the patient stabilised at high EDSS after treatment with mitoxantron.


      PE (Plasma exchange), MS (Multiple Sclerosis), BCS (Balo's concentric sclerosis), EDSS (Expanded disability status scale), C (cervical), Th (thoracic)


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