myelitis

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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

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

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.