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myelitis

 [mi″ĕ-li´tis]
1. inflammation of the spinal cord; see also poliomyelitis.
2. inflammation of the bone marrow; see also osteomyelitis. adj., adj myelit´ic.
bulbar myelitis that involving the medulla oblongata.

my·e·li·tis

(mī'ĕ-lī'tis),
1. Inflammation of the spinal cord.
2. Inflammation of the bone marrow.
[myel- + G. -itis, inflammation]

myelitis

/my·eli·tis/ (mi″ĕ-li´tis)
1. inflammation of the spinal cord; often expanded to include noninflammatory spinal cord lesions.
2. inflammation of the bone marrow (osteomyelitis).myelit´ic

myelitis

(mī′ə-lī′tĭs)
n.
1. Inflammation of the spinal column.
2. Osteomyelitis.

myelitis

[mī′əlī′tis]
an abnormal condition characterized by inflammation of the spinal cord with associated motor or sensory dysfunction. Some kinds of myelitis are acute transverse myelitis, and poliomyelitis. myelitic, adj.

myelitis

Neurology Spinal cord inflammation, often caused by VZV Clinical Paraparesis, sensory defects, sphincter impairment Imaging T2-weighted MRI reveals hyperintense lesions, ± fusiform swelling of spinal cord Lab CSF slight pleocytosis, ↑ protein Prognosis Excellent in immunocompetent Pts; immunocompromised Pts may need acyclovir

my·e·li·tis

(mī'ĕ-lī'tis)
1. Inflammation of the spinal cord.
2. Inflammation of the bone marrow.
[myel- + G. -itis, inflammation]

myelitis

1. Inflammation of the spinal cord. This may be due to a virus infection such as POLIOMYELITIS, may follow a virus infection elsewhere in the body, may be caused by DEMYELINATION or by SYPHILIS or may be due to occlusion of small spinal arteries. The effect depends on the part, and extent, of the cord involved. Transverse myelitis affects the whole cross-section of the cord and causes paralysis of the body below the affected level. Recovery is variable, but may be complete.
2. Inflammation of the bone marrow. See also OSTEOMYELITIS.

myelitis

inflammation of the MYELIN SHEATH surrounding the spinal cord.

myelitis

bone marrow inflammation

myelitis

1. inflammation of the spinal cord; there are no specific myelitides in animals but myelitis is a significant lesion in listeriosis, equine herpesvirus-1 infection in horses, caprine arthritis-encephalitis, equine protozoal myeloencephalitis.
2. inflammation of bone marrow (see also osteomyelitis).

bulbar myelitis
that involving the medulla oblongata.
spinal cord myelitis
is most commonly caused by a viral infection, though protozoa and helminth parasites are also significant causes. The signs are weakness through to complete flaccid paralysis, including paralysis of the anus and the tail. See also myelomalacia, encephalomyelitis.
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