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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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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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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 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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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 prognosis for transverse myelitis?

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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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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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