Lipid profiles and disease associations in individuals with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder

Takeaway

  • Individuals with aquaporin-4 positive (AQP4+) neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) had lower high-density lipoprotein (HDL) and higher triglyceride (TG) levels compared with healthy controls.

Why this matters

    Dyslipidemia has been associated in multiple sclerosis, but its effects in NMOSD is unknown. The results from this study show individuals with NMOSD may benefit from adding lipid-lowering therapies into future treatment regimens.