Neuroimmunological disorders consist of diseases in which the immune system seems to attack the nervous system (central or peripheral). At Atlantic Neuroscience Institute at Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center, neurological specialists provide expert, compassionate diagnosis and treatment of conditions, such as:
- Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis
- Multiple sclerosis
- Neuromyelitis optica
- Transverse myelitis
Diagnosis of neuroimmunological disorders requires detailed clinical evaluation and appropriately targeted diagnostic testing, such as neurophysiologic testing, neuro-imaging, blood tests and sometimes cerebrospinal fluid assessment. Treatment usually targets the abnormal immune response, directly addressing the disorder, or can be directed at easing symptoms. Our multidisciplinary team of medical experts works with patients and families, and provides referrals for additional tests and services as needed.