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Transverse myelitis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23186897     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Transverse myelitis (TM) includes a pathobiologically heterogeneous syndrome characterized by acute or subacute spinal cord dysfunction resulting in paresis, a sensory level, and autonomic (bladder, bowel, and sexual) impairment below the level of the lesion. Etiologies for TM can be broadly classified as parainfectious, paraneoplastic, drug/toxin-induced, systemic autoimmune disorders, and acquired demyelinating diseases. We discuss the clinical evaluation, workup, and acute and long-term management of patients with TM. Additionally, we briefly discuss various disease entities that may cause TM and their salient distinguishing features, as well as disorders that may mimic TM.
Authors:
Shin C Beh; Benjamin M Greenberg; Teresa Frohman; Elliot M Frohman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurologic clinics     Volume:  31     ISSN:  1557-9875     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurol Clin     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8219232     Medline TA:  Neurol Clin     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  79-138     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Department of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 5323, Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX 75390, USA.
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