Problem

Transverse myelitis

Other Names:
Transverse myelopathy
Nature:
Transverse myelitis is an acute spinal cord inflammation involving both sides of the spinal cord. TM symptoms develop rapidly over several hours to several weeks. Approximately 45% of patients worsen maximally within 24 hours. Most patients achieve partial or complete recovery within 1 to 3 months, after which time significant recovery is unlikely. TM is generally a monophasic illness (one-time occurrence); however, a small percentage of patients may suffer a recurrence, especially if there is a predisposing underlying illness.
Incidence:
Transverse myelitis is uncommon but not rare, affecting both adults and children. Conservative estimates of incidence per year vary from 1 to 5 per million population.
Broader Problems:
Myelitis
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
09.01.2018 – 00:22 CET
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