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What is myelitis ?

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Dr. Joel Bessmer
Internal Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Joel Bessmer
Dr. Joel Bessmer
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In brief: Inflammation

Myelitis means there is an infection or inflammation of the spinal cord.
This has many causes and can vary from very mild to severe. Diagnostic tests for myelitis can include a spine mri, lumbar puncture to look at the spinal fluid and various blood tests. Treatment sometimes includes steroids or antibiotics of different types if there is an infection.

In brief: Inflammation

Myelitis means there is an infection or inflammation of the spinal cord.
This has many causes and can vary from very mild to severe. Diagnostic tests for myelitis can include a spine mri, lumbar puncture to look at the spinal fluid and various blood tests. Treatment sometimes includes steroids or antibiotics of different types if there is an infection.
Dr. Darren Gitelman
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