Transverse myelitis is a neurological condition caused by inflammation of the spinal cord resulting in axonal demyelination . It is often develops after viral infection or occur during autoimmune disease. The term transverse myelitis is derived from the latin word myelitis transverse.
What causes the Transverse myelitis?
The exact causes of transverse myelits still unknown but researchers believe that it occurs during autoimmune diseases. Some other believed that transverse myelitis is caused following an infections resulting inflammation within the spinal cord arise as a result of bodys immune reaction to the bacteria or virus and some virus likes Varicella zoster , Herpes simples directly invade the spinal cord produce symptoms of transverse myelitis.Transverse myelitis is sometimes associated with other diseases, like systemic lupus erythematosis and sarcoidosis.
What are the signs and symptoms of transverse myelitis?
Symptoms and signs develop rapidly over a period of hours. Typical sign and symptoms includes:
How to diagnosed of Transverse myelitis ?
Diagnosis relies on patients history ,physical examination , lab tests and radiological imaging .
How to managed Transverse myelitis ?
This blog post was originally published by AutoimmuneMom.com, written by Emedicinezone.com and first published on Oct 26, 2010.