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Transverse myelitis

Transverse myelitis: Introduction

Transverse myelitis: Transverse myelitis is a demyelinating (loss of the fatty tissue around the nerves) disorder of the spinal cord. It may occur alone ... more about Transverse myelitis.

Transverse myelitis: Inflammation of the spinal cord which results in various neurological and muscle symptoms. The inflammation can occur for no obvious reason or may result from a virus, bacterial infection, autoimmune disease or vaccination. The type and severity of symptoms is determined by the location and degree of inflammation. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Transverse myelitis is available below.

Symptoms of Transverse myelitis

Treatments for Transverse myelitis

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Transverse myelitis: Complications

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Causes of Transverse myelitis

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Transverse myelitis: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Transverse myelitis

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Prognosis for Transverse myelitis

Prognosis for Transverse myelitis: Variable. Recovery typically within 2-12 weeks but can last 2 years. Some complications may be permanent.

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Article Excerpts about Transverse myelitis

Transverse myelitis is a demyelinating (loss of the fatty tissue around the nerves) disorder of the spinal cord. It may occur alone or in combination with demyelination in other parts of the nervous system. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Transverse Myelitis Information Page: NINDS)

Definitions of Transverse myelitis:

Inflammation of a transverse portion of the spinal cord characterized by acute or subacute segmental demyelination or necrosis. The condition may occur sporadically, follow an infection or vaccination, or present as a paraneoplastic syndrome (see also ENCEPHALOMYELITIS, ACUTE DISSEMINATED). Clinical manifestations include motor weakness, sensory loss, and incontinence. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp1242-6) - (Source - Diseases Database)


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