Tuesday, 10 September 2013

TRANSVERSE MYELITIS
ITS A ACUTE OR SUBACUTE MONOPHAGIC USUALY INFLAMMATORY DISORDER OF THE SPINAL CORD.
CAUSE:
ITS A POST INFECTIOUS DISORDER OF THE SPINAL CORD THAT IS SEEN FOLLOWING  AN EPISODE OF INFLUENZA,MUMPS,MEASLES OR INFECTION CAUSED BY EPSTEIN BARR VIRUS.IT CAN OCCUR AFTER INFECTION LIKE SMALLPOX,RABIES,ETC.
PATHOLOGY:
THERE IS AFFECTION OF WHITE AS WELL AS GRAY MATTER.SPINAL CORD APPEAR EDEMATOUS,HYPEREMIC AND INFILTRATED BY INFLAMMATORY CELLS.
CLINICAL FEATURE:
ONSET IS ACUTE OR SUBACUTE
DISEASE START AT BACK OR NECK AREA AND IS USUALLY LOCALIZED.
SPINE BECOMES TENDER
SENSORY LOSS
MOTOR LOSS
SPHINCTER DISTURBANCES
TREATMENT
MEDICAL TREATMENT CONSIST OF GLUCOCORTICOIDS AND PHYSIOTHERAPY TREATMENT IS MOST IMPORTANT AS PARAPLEGIA.








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