acute transverse myelitis

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trans·verse my·e·li·tis

an abrupt onset inflammatory process involving almost the entire thickness of the spinal cord but of limited longitudinal extent, generally one or a few segments; of multiple etiologies, the most common being viral and post-viral causes, and multiple sclerosis.
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acute transverse myelitis

An acute form of myelitis involving the entire thickness of the spinal cord, developing, for example, subsequent to injury to the spinal cord.
See also: myelitis
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Caption: Figure 4: Signal change involving <1/2 of the cross-section area of cord in case of acute transverse myelitis
Diffusion tensor imaging in idiopathic acute transverse myelitis. AJR Am J Roentgenol.
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Relapsing acute transverse myelitis: a specific entity.
MR imaging of acute transverse myelitis. J Ky Med Assoc 1999; 97(4):165-167.
Key Words: Acute Transverse Myelitis, gait, outcome measures, physiotherapy Gait rehabilitation in Acute Transverse Myelitis: a case report
Out of 100 patients, 32 patients had thrombocytopenia, 9 patients had arthralgia/arthritis, 7 patients had AKI, 5 patients had pancreatitis, 4 patients had rash, acute transverse myelitis and thrombocytosis for one patient each.
Idiopathic acute transverse myelitis Idiopathic acute transverse myelitis (IATM) is an autoimmune myelitis that results in bilateral motor, sensory, and autonomic dysfunction.
Four other reports described distinct clinical presentations of acute meningoencephalitis with seizure (1), Bell palsy (2), acute transverse myelitis (12), and neuralgic amyotrophy (13).
Acute transverse myelitis associated with Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection: a case report and review of the literature.

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