Transverse Myelitis

Transverse myelitis is a condition characterized by inflammation localized within the spinal cord. Subsequent injury to the spinal cord results in muscle weakness or pain, numbness or tingling, or problems with bladder and/or bowel function. 

The degree of spinal inflammation caused by transverse myelitis may vary. Early evaluation – using MRI scans, physical examinations and blood tests to differentiate the different types of transverse myelitis – is crucial in order to provide patients with the most effective treatments to improve their condition and prevent further relapses.

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