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What is Myelitis?

What is Myelitis?

  • Myelitis: Spinal cord inflammation.
  • Myelitis: Inflammation of the spinal cord. Relatively common etiologies include infections; AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES; SPINAL CORD; and ischemia (see also SPINAL CORD VASCULAR DISEASES). Clinical features generally include weakness, sensory loss, localized pain, incontinence, and other signs of autonomic dysfunction.
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Myelitis: inflammation of the spinal cord.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Myelitis is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Myelitis, or a subtype of Myelitis, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Myelitis: Introduction

Types of Myelitis:

Types of Myelitis:

Broader types of Myelitis:

What causes Myelitis?

Causes of Myelitis: see causes of Myelitis

What are the symptoms of Myelitis?

Symptoms of Myelitis: see symptoms of Myelitis

Myelitis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Myelitis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Myelitis.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Myelitis: Neurologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Myelitis.
Treatments for Myelitis: see treatments for Myelitis
Research for Myelitis: see research for Myelitis

Organs Affected by Myelitis:

Organs and body systems related to Myelitis include:

Name and Aliases of Myelitis

Main name of condition: Myelitis

Other names or spellings for Myelitis:

Myelitis: Related Conditions

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