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Human Studies

2020 Nov

Mult Scler Relat Disord


Ventral posterior nucleus volume is associated with neuropathic pain intensity in neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders.


Asseyer S, Kuchling J, Gaetano L, Komnenić D, Siebert N, Chien C, Scheel M, Oertel FC, Ruprecht K, Bellmann-Strobl J, Finke C, Chakravarty MM, Magon S, Wuerfel J, Paul F, Papadopoulou A, Brandt AU
Mult Scler Relat Disord. 2020 Nov; 46:102579.
PMID: 33296976.


Neuropathic pain (NP) is frequent in neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders (NMOSD). The ventral posterior nucleus (VPN) of the thalamus receives sensory afferences from the spinothalamic tracts and is associated with central pain in other conditions.