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An unusual case of 'itchy paralysis’: neuromyelitis optica presenting with severe neuropathic itch

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  • Contributors SZ wrote the manuscript and phone-interviewed the patient. LE and KM interviewed the patient and collected most of the information. JM and AJ have overall care of the patient and contributed most of the past medical history and care-episodes.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Ethics approval Ethical approval was obtained as part of the NMO UK study.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed. This paper was reviewed by Neil Scolding, Bristol, UK.

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