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does mris always show transverse myelitis?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Usually yes: Although very small lesions may on occasion be missed, an area of transverse myelitis is usually very easy to identify. Might be tough to see in the first few hours of development, but the area of inflammation becomes very definite as the process proceeds. Spinal fluid analysis helps in explaining causation.

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