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Transverse Myelitis

Abstract
Transverse myelitis (TM) is a rare, acquired focal inflammatory disorder often presenting with rapid onset weakness, sensory deficits, and bowel/bladder dysfunction. Generally occurring independently; often as a complication of infection; however, it may also exist as part of a continuum of other neuro-inflammatory disorders.[1] Some of the included continua are acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, multiple sclerosis, neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder, and acute flaccid myelitis. TM generally occurs at the spinal cord at any level, but most commonly affects the thoracic region. The disorder transverses the spinal cord causing bilateral deficiencies. However, there may only be partial or asymmetric involvement. The duration of this disease may be as little as 3 to 6 months or may become permanently debilitating. At peak deficit, 50% of patients are complete paraplegic with virtually all of the patients having a degree of bladder/bowel dysfunction.[2] Approximately 33% of patients recover with little to no lasting deficits, 33% have a moderate degree of permanent disability, and 33% are permanently disabled.[2]

Publisher

StatPearls Publishing
Treasure Island (FL)

Language

eng

PubMed ID

32644728

Citation

Simone CG, Emmady PD: Transverse Myelitis. StatPearls. StatPearls Publishing, 2020, Treasure Island (FL).
Simone CG, Emmady PD. Transverse Myelitis. StatPearls. StatPearls Publishing; 2020.
Simone CG & Emmady PD. (2020). Transverse Myelitis. In StatPearls. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing
Simone CG, Emmady PD. Transverse Myelitis. StatPearls. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2020.
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TY - CHAP T1 - Transverse Myelitis BT - StatPearls A1 - Simone,Christopher G., AU - Emmady,Prabhu D., Y1 - 2020/01// PY - 2020/7/10/pubmed PY - 2020/7/10/medline PY - 2020/7/10/entrez N2 - Transverse myelitis (TM) is a rare, acquired focal inflammatory disorder often presenting with rapid onset weakness, sensory deficits, and bowel/bladder dysfunction. Generally occurring independently; often as a complication of infection; however, it may also exist as part of a continuum of other neuro-inflammatory disorders.[1] Some of the included continua are acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, multiple sclerosis, neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder, and acute flaccid myelitis. TM generally occurs at the spinal cord at any level, but most commonly affects the thoracic region. The disorder transverses the spinal cord causing bilateral deficiencies. However, there may only be partial or asymmetric involvement. The duration of this disease may be as little as 3 to 6 months or may become permanently debilitating. At peak deficit, 50% of patients are complete paraplegic with virtually all of the patients having a degree of bladder/bowel dysfunction.[2] Approximately 33% of patients recover with little to no lasting deficits, 33% have a moderate degree of permanent disability, and 33% are permanently disabled.[2] PB - StatPearls Publishing CY - Treasure Island (FL) UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/32644728/StatPearls:_Transverse_Myelitis L2 - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK559302 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -
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