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6th Edition of International Conference on Neurology and Brain Disorders

October 24 -26, 2022

October 24 -26, 2022 | Orlando, Florida, USA
INBC 2022

Brandon William Moritz

Speaker at Neurology and Brain Disorders 2022 - Brandon William Moritz
University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, United States
Title : The MS and HSV look-alike: A case report on neuromyelitis optica


A 23-year-old Caucasian male with a past medical history of anxiety, pilonidal cyst removal from the lower back in 2 years ago, and EBV infection 1 month ago presents to an on-campus eye institute after 1 week of binocular diplopia, headache, intermittent muscle weakness, neck soreness, and nausea. Patient symptoms concerning for internuclear ophthalmoplegia or multiple sclerosis, so the patient was further evaluated at the emergency room. A brain MRI revealed a temporal lobe hyperdensities concerning for HSV encephalitis. A lumbar puncture was performed, and CSF analysis supported a viral etiology but HSV PCR was negative. Patient was provided solumedrol and acyclovir treatment with plans to repeat lumbar puncture further into treatment to assess for HSV again. Serology revealed  negative MOG IgG and positive NMO IgG. With CSF WBC elevation, clinical picture and serology being consistent with neuromyelitis optica as the diagnosis, antiviral treatment was discontinued and steroid treatment was continued outpatient with prednisone.

What will audience learn from your presentation?

  • Attendees will understand the similar yet different clinical presentation of HSV encephalitis, Multiple Sclerosis, and Neuromyelitis Optica
  • Attendees will understand the diagnostic work-up required for HSV encephalitis, Multiple Sclerosis, and Neuromyelitis Optica
  • Attendees will understand the treatment regimen for Neuromyelitis Optica
  • Faculty will be ablet to utilize this information about HSV encephalitis, Multiple Sclerosis, and Neuromyelitis Optica in lectures for medical students, residents, fellows, peer-physicians and other healthcare professionals


Brandon Moritz studied Biomedical Engineering at the University of Arkansas, USA and graduated in 2018. He then pursued his Doctor of Medicine (MD) at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and is currently a 3rd year medical student. He is currently is a Graduate Research Assistant with the College of Medicine Academic Affairs and Office of Interdisciplinary Programs. He plans to match into a combined residency of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics and pursue a career caring for underserved communities, leadership, research and academics.