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Myelitis
Classification and external resources
ICD-10 G04.-G05.
ICD-9 323
DiseasesDB 29461
MeSH D009187

Myelitis is a disease involving inflammation of the spinal cord,[1] which disrupts central nervous system functions linking the brain and limbs. The name is derived from Greek myelós referring to the "spinal cord", and the suffix -itis, which denotes inflammation.[2]

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Symptoms and signs

Symptoms vary by region of the CNS affected, and include fever, headaches, tingling, pain or loss of feeling, and may extend to central or peripheral paresis and loss of bladder control. Meningeal signs may develop.

Prognosis

Untreated myelitis may rapidly lead to a permanently damaged spinal cord..

See also

References

  1. ^ myelitis at Dorland's Medical Dictionary
  2. ^ Chamberlin SL, Narins B (eds.) (2005). The Gale Encyclopedia of Neurological Disorders. Detroit: Thomson Gale. pp. 1859–70. ISBN 0-7876-9150-X.  
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