An Unusual Association of Demyelinating Disease, Chronic Kidney Disease and Heart FailureRoshan Patel*, Aaron Stern, Maritza Brown and Rui Chang
Department of Nephrology, Elmhurst Hospital, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Elmhurst, New York 11373, USA
- *Corresponding Author:
- Roshan Patel
Department of Nephrology
Elmhurst Hospital, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Elmhurst, New York, USA, 11373
E-mail: [email protected] ; [email protected]
Received date: May 07 2015; Accepted date: May 30 2015; Published date: June 08, 2015
Citation: Patel R, Stern A, Brown M, Chang R (2015) An Unusual Association of Demyelinating Disease, Chronic Kidney Disease and Heart Failure. J Mult Scler 2:143. doi:10.4172/2376-0389.1000143
Copyright: © 2015 Patel R, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) and its variant, neuromyelitis optica (NMO) are autoimmune diseases of the central nervous system that typically cause progressively disabling symptoms involving the entire nervous system. These diseases have rarely been associated with de novo heart failure and only in the setting of bladder dysfunction have they been linked to renal failure. The medications used to treat them can have significant adverse effects on kidney and cardiovascular system. We present a case of a patient with concomitant cervical demyelinating disease and heart failure who was also found to be suffering from chronic kidney disease of unclear etiology.