Transverse myelitis is a condition in which a section of the spinal cord becomes inflamed. Abstract acute transverse myelitis is an acute inflammatory process of the. Transverse implies that the inflammation extends horizontally across the spinal cord. Acute transverse myelitis postviral, case report in the city of cali. Pidcock f, krishnan c, crawford t, salorio c, trovato m, kerr d. Transverse myelitis transverse myelitis tm is a rare inflammatory disease causing injury to the spinal cord with varying degrees of weakness, sensory alterations, and autonomic dysfunction the part of the nervous system that controls involuntary activity, such.
Mielitis transversa en inmunocompetentes transverse myelitis in immunocompetent children. Tm is an autoimmune disorder, meaning that the immune system attacks the bodys own tissues. Transverse myelitis is an acute or subacute inflammatory demyelinating disease that develops. Transverse myelitis is an inflammation of the spinal cord, a major part of the central nervous system. It is mostly imaged with mri, which generally shows a long segment 34 segments or more of t2 increased signal occupying greater than twothirds of the crosssectional area of the cord, with variable pattern. Tm is characterized by weakness and numbness of the limbs. Transverse myelitis tm is a rare neurological condition in which the spinal cord is inflamed. Tm may be due to a virus or other infection, but in general, the cause is unknown. Mielitis transversa en inmunocompetentes sciencedirect. Vallejos, ariel o antezana2 longitudinal transverse myelitis.
Mielitis transversa aguda en buenos aires, argentina. Mielitis transversa analisis clinico scielo colombia. This can cause damage to the myelin, the covering for nerve cell fibers. Acute transverse myelitis atm is an inflammatory condition affecting both halves of the spinal cord and associated with rapidly progressive motor, sensory, and autonomic dysfunction. Characterization of patients with transverse myelitis in a. Proposed diagnostic criteria and nosology of acute transverse myelitis. Transverse myelitis tm is a focal inflammation of the entire thickness of the spinal cord. Acute transverse myelitis is an acute inflammatory medullar disease. The spinal cord carries nerve signals to and from the brain through nerves that extend from each side of the spinal cord. Mielitis transversa en inmunocompetentestransverse myelitis in. Partial transverse myelitis and partial myelitis are terms sometimes used to specify inflammation that only affects part of the width of the spinal cord. Acute transverse myelitis is a rare manifestation of dengue viral infection. To report a case of a 61yearold woman who developed acute transverse myelitis 6 days after the onset of a.
Mielitis transversa diagnostico y tratamiento mayo clinic. Diffusion tensor imaging in idiopathic acute transverse myelitis. Childhood acute transverse myelitis atm, an inflammatory involvement of spinal cord, is a rare demyelinating and immunemediated disorder of central nervous. Acute transverse myelitis is a rare neurologic condition that has an estimated incidence of up to 3 per 100,000 patient years 0.1505 1504 147 1315 1103 1243 37 854 748 1633 552 134 556 778 1202 1368 425 1146 867 837 1462 1082 1158 556 198 632 1038 1570 382 47 47 714 685 1522 1355 239 1489 729 1319 370 1347 1310 266 935 205 764