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transeverse myelitis

Wiesław Drozdowski
Transverse myelitis is a disease with various pathogenesis. It leads to a partial or total transverse lesion of the spinal cord structures resulting in an acute or subacute: motor (paralysis or paresis), sensory (most often with sensory level) and autonomic symptoms and signs. Its etiology is complex and sometimes difficult to establish explicitly. The most frequent reason of transverse myelitis is infection, but there are other factors like: postinfectious, neoplastic, paraneoplastic, demyelinating, immunological (connective tissue diseases), vascular and others...
2008: Przegla̧d Epidemiologiczny
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