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What is acute disseminated encephalo myelitis?

What is acute disseminated encephalo myelitis?

ADEM: Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis is a rare autoimmune disease affecting the brain & spinal cord, damaging the myelin & destroying the white matter. Symptoms are similar to Multiple sclerosis. It usually follows viral infection or vaccination. Symptoms start with fever, headaches, drowsiness, seizures. ...Read more

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Myelitis (Definition)

Pathology of spinal cord is called myelopathy. Myelitis refers to inflammation of the spinal cord, such as might be seen with multiple ...Read more


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Is there anything i can do about acute disseminated encephalo myelitis?

Is there anything i can do about acute disseminated encephalo myelitis?

ADEM: Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis is a rare autoimmune disease affecting the brain & spinal cord, damaging the myelin & destroying the white matter. Symptoms are similar to Multiple sclerosis. It usually follows viral infection or vaccination. Symptoms start with fever, headaches, drowsiness, seizures. Tx is Antibiotics, Corticosteroids & Plasma Exchange, in acute phase. ...Read more

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What is myelitis ?

What is myelitis ?

Inflammed spinal cor: In medical lingo itis is used for inflammation so myelitis means inflammation of the spinal cord or an area of the spinal cord. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with myelitis diffuse what is it?

I was diagnosed with myelitis diffuse what is it?

Spinal cord disease: The it is at the end of the word usually meands infection or inflammation myelitis is the affection of the spinal cord by such processes. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: myelitis?

What is the definition or description of: myelitis?

Spinal cord: Pathology of spinal cord is called myelopathy. Myelitis refers to inflammation of the spinal cord, such as might be seen with multiple sclerosis, or an abscess. ...Read more

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Traverse myelitis -- what are symptoms and possible causes?

Traverse myelitis -- what are symptoms and possible causes?

See below: Paralysis of the lower extremities (or all 4 extremities if the spinal cord affected in the cervical area) bladder problems and loss of sensation below the level of the lesion the symptoms vary according to the severity of the disease. ...Read more

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What is polysystic myelitis? What parts of the body are involved. I am desperate to find ouyt.

What is polysystic myelitis? What parts of the body are involved. I am desperate to find ouyt.

Myelitis: "myelitis" is inflammation of the spinal cord, one type being transverse myelitis where several spinal cord segments are involved by viruses/lupus/etc. "polycystic" refers to multiple cysts in a structure. My research revealed no reference to polycystic myelitis. There is transverse myelitis; there are polycystic ovaries & kidneys. Please provide more info. Where did you learn this term? ...Read more

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In what way is transverse myelitis treated?

In what way is transverse myelitis treated?

Transverse myelitis: Read this: http://www.Ninds.Nih.Gov/disorders/transversemyelitis/detail_transversemyelitis.Htm.

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What treatments are available for myelitis?

Myelitis: Treatment of inflammation of the spinal cord is that of the offending agent such as measles or polio virus, & use of steroids. ...Read more

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Anyone survive with transverse myelitis?

Anyone survive with transverse myelitis?

Yes.: Yes absolutely. Transverse myelitis isn't by definition fatal - people with this may die of complications depending on their overall function. ...Read more

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How can I cope with transverse myelitis?

How can I cope with transverse myelitis?

Transverse myelitis: Read this: http://www.Ninds.Nih.Gov/disorders/transversemyelitis/detail_transversemyelitis.Htm.

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What can be done for transverse myelitis?

Physical Therapy? : Transverse myelitis is a general term describing a spinal cord lesion causing wekness of the 4 extremities (quadroplegia) or the legs (paraplegia )often associated with sensory loss and bladder disturbances. Physical therapy and rehabilitation, prevention of the development of bedsores and attention to bladder and bowel function should be done. ...Read more

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What is prognosis for transverse myelitis?

Transverse myelitis: Prognosis is poor if the following happen, rapid onset, severe pain, incontinence, CSF markers, cervical levels, duration greater than 3 mo, severe weakness. !/3 will get better, 1/3 will get worse, 1/3 will be left with some neurologic deficit. A complete assessment is needed with testing, . ...Read more

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Can you tell me about transverse myelitis?

Transverse myelitis: Transverse myelitis is an infection in the spinal cord that can lead to loss of sensation and motor function below the level of the infection. In many cases the infection resolves and the patient recovers most of the function, in severe cases there can be permanent loss of function below the level of the infection. ...Read more

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What are the tests for transverse myelitis?

What are the tests for transverse myelitis?

Transverse myelitis: A full neurologic evaluation. Analysis of the spinal (CSF) fluid, EMG testing, imaging studies also. ...Read more

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Applicative transverse myelitis, what to do?

Response: Many causes of transverse myelitis exist, but the biggies include multiple sclerosis and neuromyelitis optica. This term should exclude trauma to spinal cord. If this is your diagnosis, you need experienced neurological evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What's the prognosis for transverse myelitis?

What's the prognosis for transverse myelitis?

Variable: Depends on the cause. Ms-related tm can resolve completely symptomatically (although some neuronal damage persists). Things like devic's disease, spinal vein obstruction, guillain barre are more "iffy". A diagnosis of cause gives your neurologist a much better opportunity to provide you with a prognosis. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for transverse myelitis?

See a neurologist: The best thing to do is to see a neurologist experienced in treating transverse myelitis. Transverse myelitis can be due to unknown cause (idiopathic) or associated with other diseases such as viral infections, autoimmune diseases, multiple sclerosis or sarcoidosis. Treating the underlying causes can help. Certain types may respond to steroids or intravenous gamma globulin. Physical therapy helps. ...Read more

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What is the cause of equine protozoal myelitis?

What is the cause of equine protozoal myelitis?

Equine protozoal mye: A parasite called sarcocystis neurona which live in opossums as hosts, and get transmitted to horses when horses drink water contaminated with opossum's feces. It then affects those horses' brain, hence the name equine protozoal myeloencephalitis. ...Read more