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Table 2 MRI characteristics of NMOSD and MS patients

From: A comparison of cognitive performances between neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder and multiple sclerosis patients in Indian context

Characteristics MS (n = 40) NMOSD (n = 20) P value
MRI findings    
No. of lesions    < 0.0001*
 ≤ 4 2(5%) 16(80%)  
 4–9 6(15%) 4(20%)  
 ≥ 9 32(80%) 0  
Lesion location    
 Periventricular 40(100%) 4(20%) < 0.0001*
 Juxta cortical 22(55%) 4(20%) 0.0283*
 Corpus callosal 28(70%) 2(10%) < 0.0001*
 Brain stem 18(45%) 0 0.0008*
 Cerebellum 10(25%) 0 0.0096*
 Area postrema 0 0  
 Diencephalon 0 0  
 Gadolinium enhancement 18(45%) 12(60%) 0.3138
 OCB 16(42.1%) 2(10%) 0.002*
 Anti-aquaporin 4 0 18(90%) < 0.0001*
  1. *p value ≤ 0.05 is considered significant