A MOG antibody disease (MOGAD) is an immune-mediated neurological disorder characterized by inflammation of the optic nerve, spinal cord, and brain. Myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG) is a protein, which is located on the surface of myelin sheaths in the central nervous system. In this disease, MOG is a target of the immune system, but its function is unknown.
In most cases, children who develop MOGAD have a one-time attack. Research from 2021 indicates that up to 83 percent of adults with MOGAD may have relapses or repeat attacks.
MOGAD symptoms can vary from individual to individual, but common symptoms include vision problems, spinal cord damage, and seizures.
Symptoms can include:
Suffering from MOG antibody disease are more likely to have both optic nerves affected simultaneously, and if the disease affects only one eye, the other may show subclinical atrophy.
The exact cause of MOGAD is not known. MOGAD occurs when the immune system attacks the MOG protein found on nerves.
A typical onset age is in the 20s and 30s. MOG antibody tests are positive in 7.4% to 39% of patients with AQP-4 seronegative NMOSD. Studies have shown that 40%-58% of children diagnosed with ADEM yield positive results for the anti-MOG antibody.
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