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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29909400/effects-of-electroacupuncture-on-bladder-and-bowel-function-in-patients-with-transverse-myelitis-a-prospective-observational-study
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Jiani Wu, Yanjun Cheng, Zongshi Qin, Xiaoxu Liu, Zhishun Liu
OBJECTIVE: To preliminarily explore the effect of electroacupuncture (EA) on bladder and bowel dysfunction in patients with transverse myelitis. METHODS: Sixteen participants were treated with EA at bilateral BL32, BL33, and BL35 once a day, five times a week for the first 4 weeks, and once every other day, three times a week for the following 4 weeks. Patients were then followed up for 6 months. Bladder and bowel function, and the safety of EA, were assessed...
June 16, 2018: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29888734/hypereosinophilic-atopic-transverse-myelitis
#2
F A Fasola, O W Aworanti
Atopic transverse myelitis is a rare disorder that is defined as a localized myelitis of an unknown cause in patients with either high immunoglobulin E (IgE) level or mite-specific IgE or coexistent atopic disease. It is a cause of intramedullary cord lesions, but its diagnosis does not need tissue confirmation. We report a case of a patient who presented with bladder and anal incontinence, paresthesia, and lower limb weakness. Neither IgE level nor mite-specific IgE level could be determined due to lack of fund; however, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the thoracolumbar region showed hypotense-isotense lesion within the spinal cord at T4 vertebral level, suggestive of transverse myelitis...
June 2018: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29872583/systemic-lupus-erythematosus-presenting-as-longitudinally-extensive-transverse-myelitis-and-nephritis-a-case-report
#3
Abdul S Zahid, Ayesha Mubashir, Samir A Mirza, Iftikhar H Naqvi, Abu Talib
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disorder that can potentially affect any organ. It usually presents between the ages of 15 and 45 with 9:1 ratio of female to male patients. Its clinical manifestations vary among people of different ethnicities. Longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis (LETM) is a rare life-threatening complication of SLE. We, herein, report a case of 26-year-old male diagnosed with LETM along with lupus nephritis. The patient presented with high-grade fever associated with chills and burning micturition followed by progressive bilateral lower limb weakness and urinary retention...
April 1, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29866760/association-of-severe-and-therapy-refractory-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-and-neuromyelitis-optica-a-management-challenge
#4
Inês Furtado, Guiomar Pinheiro, Ana Campar, Teresa Mendonça
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a multisystemic autoimmune disorder. Neuromyelitis optica (NMO) is an infrequent neuroinflammatory disorder, whose association with SLE remains rare. The authors report the case of an 18-year-old woman, with SLE refractory to multiple immunosuppressive therapies and novel biological agents. Under immunosuppressive therapy, the patient presented with transverse myelitis with contiguous spinal cord lesions and urinary incontinence, having been diagnosed with seropositive NMO, which was also proven to be refractory to common treatments...
June 4, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789706/short-segment-transverse-myelitis-lesions-in-a-cohort-of-latin-american-patients-with-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorders
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Edgar Carnero Contentti, Vanessa Daccach Marques, Ibis Soto de Castillo, Verónica Tkachuk, Amilton Antunes Barreira, Elizabeth Armas, Edson Chiganer, Camila de Aquino Cruz, José Luis Di Pace, Javier Pablo Hryb, Carolina Lavigne Moreira, Carmen Lessa, Omaira Molina, Mónica Perassolo, Arnoldo Soto, Alejandro Caride
STUDY DESIGN: Multicenter retrospective study. OBJECTIVES: The aim was to determine the frequency and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) features of short-segment transverse myelitis (STM) in patients with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders (NMOSD) during a myelitis attack. SETTING: Latin American diagnostic centres (Neuroimmunology Unit). A multicenter study from Argentina, Brazil and Venezuela was performed. METHODS: Seventy-six patients with NMOSD were included...
May 22, 2018: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774852/angiostrongylus-cantonensis-infection-of-central-nervous-system-guiana-shield
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Antoine L Defo, Noémie Lachaume, Emma Cuadro-Alvarez, Chimène Maniassom, Elise Martin, Falucar Njuieyon, Fanny Henaff, Yajaira Mrsic, Annabelle Brunelin, Loic Epelboin, Denis Blanchet, Dorothée Harrois, Nicole Desbois-Nogard, Yvonne Qvarnstrom, Magalie Demar, Céline Dard, Narcisse Elenga
We report a case of eosinophilic meningitis complicated by transverse myelitis caused by Angiostrongylus cantonensis in a 10-year-old boy from Brazil who had traveled to Suriname. We confirmed diagnosis by serology and real-time PCR in the cerebrospinal fluid. The medical community should be aware of angiostrongyliasis in the Guiana Shield.
June 2018: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773357/acute-transverse-myelitis-following-an-opsoclonus-myoclonus-syndrome-an-unusual-presentation
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Thomas Simon, Emmanuel Cheuret, Léa Fiedler, Catherine Mengelle, Eloïse Baudou, Kumaran Deiva
Opso-myoclonus syndrome (OMS) is a very rare and severe condition. Ataxia, opsoclonus, myoclonus and/or behavioral and sleeping disturbances define that autoimmune disorder syndrome which is paraneoplastic or triggered by an infection. Here, we report a 3 year-old immunocompetent boy who developed an atypical OMS which was later complicated by an acute transverse myelitis. Screening for neuroblastoma was negative and extensive infectious screening revealed an active HHV-6 infection confirmed by blood and cerebrospinal fluid PCR...
May 8, 2018: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771191/pure-spinal-multiple-sclerosis-a-possible-novel-entity-within-the-multiple-sclerosis-disease-spectrum
#8
Jie Ping Schee, Shanthi Viswanathan
We identified five female patients retrospectively with relapsing short-segment partial myelitis whose clinical and paraclinical features were suggestive of cord involvement of multiple sclerosis (MS)-type albeit not rigidly fulfilling the 2017 McDonald criteria. Notably, these patients had not developed any typical MS-like brain lesions despite repeated neuroimaging assessments over years. Comprehensive work-up for differential diagnoses of MS and other causes of transverse myelitis particularly neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders had been consistently negative on longitudinal follow-up...
May 1, 2018: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770929/two-cases-of-sarcoidosis-presenting-as-longitudinally-extensive-transverse-myelitis
#9
REVIEW
Amanda Mary Scott, Janeth Yinh, Timothy McAlindon, Robert Kalish
Neurosarcoidosis is uncommon with an incidence of approximately 5 to 15%. Central nervous system involvement can be divided into brain and spinal cord neurosarcoidosis. Spinal cord sarcoidosis is extremely rare, occurring in less than 1% of all sarcoidosis cases. Its manifestations may include cauda equina syndrome, radiculopathy, syringomyelia, cord atrophy, arachnoiditis, and myelopathy or transverse myelitis. We highlight two cases of spinal cord sarcoidosis, each presenting with longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis, that demonstrate the dilemmas that physicians face with regard to diagnosis and treatment...
May 17, 2018: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768970/neurologic-manifestations-of-antiphospholipid-syndrome
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I F Ricarte, L A Dutra, F F Abrantes, F F Toso, O G P Barsottini, G S Silva, A W S de Souza, D Andrade
Neurological involvement in antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (APS) is common, and its occurrence increases morbidity and mortality. Patients may present variable neurological involvement, such as cerebrovascular disease, cognitive dysfunction, headache, seizures, movement disorders, multiple sclerosis-like syndrome, transverse myelitis and ocular symptoms. Most neurological manifestations are associated with thrombosis of the microcirculation or of large vessels; nonetheless, there is compelling evidence suggesting that, in some cases, symptoms are secondary to an immune-mediated pathogenesis, with direct binding of aPL on neurons and glia...
January 1, 2018: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761126/seronegative-antibody-mediated-neurology-after-immune-checkpoint-inhibitors
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Robert Wilson, David A Menassa, Alexander J Davies, Sophia Michael, Joanna Hester, Wilhelm Kuker, Graham P Collins, Judith Cossins, David Beeson, Neil Steven, Paul Maddison, Simon Rinaldi, Saiju Jacob, Sarosh R Irani
Checkpoint inhibitor medications have revolutionized oncology practice, but frequently induce immune-related adverse events. During autoimmune neurology practice over 20 months, we prospectively identified four patients with likely antibody-mediated neurological diseases after checkpoint inhibitors: longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis, Guillain-Barré syndrome, and myasthenia gravis. All patients shared three characteristics: symptoms commenced 4 weeks after drug administration, responses to conventional immunotherapies were excellent, and autoantibodies traditionally associated with their syndrome were absent...
May 2018: Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721683/pediatric-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorders
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REVIEW
Grace Y Gombolay, Tanuja Chitnis
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders (NMOSDs) are a group of inflammatory and demyelinating disorders of the central nervous system that can occur in children and adults. The classic presentation of NMOSD is characterized by optic neuritis and transverse myelitis, but other presentations are also recognized, expanding the disease as NMO spectrum disorders. The purpose of this review is to discuss the clinical features, along with management and treatment options, including potential future therapeutic options, in pediatric NMOSD...
May 2, 2018: Current Treatment Options in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720030/concurrent-letm-and-nerve-root-enhancement-in-spinal-neurosarcoid-a-case-series
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Pojen Deng, Olga Krasnozhen-Ratush, Christopher William, Jonathan Howard
Spinal neurosarcoidosis is a rare form of neurosarcoid which can be challenging to diagnose given its clinical or radiographic findings are often indistinguishable from other causes of spinal demyelinating disease. We present a series of three patients with spinal neurosarcoid, all of whom demonstrated concurrent longitudinally enhancing transverse myelitis as well as spinal nerve root enhancement. These findings may be suggestive of spinal neurosarcoid and may help clinicians make the diagnosis as well as reduce the need for invasive biopsy...
May 1, 2018: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29710213/novel-glial-targets-and-recurrent-longitudinally-extensive-transverse-myelitis
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Jiraporn Jitprapaikulsan, A Sebastian Lopez Chiriboga, Eoin P Flanagan, James P Fryer, Andrew McKeon, Brian G Weinshenker, Sean J Pittock
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April 27, 2018: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29709797/trident-sign-trumps-aquaporin-4-igg-elisa-in-diagnostic-value-in-a-case-of-longitudinally-extensive-transverse-myelitis
#15
Evan A Jolliffe, B Mark Keegan, Eoin P Flanagan
Longitudinally-extensive T2-hyperintense spinal cord lesions (≥3 vertebral segments) are associated with neuromyelitis optical spectrum disorder but occur with other disorders including spinal cord sarcoidosis. When linear dorsal subpial enhancement is accompanied by central cord/canal enhancement the axial post-gadolinium sequences may reveal a "trident" pattern that has previously been shown to be strongly suggestive of spinal cord sarcoidosis. We report a case in which the patient was initially diagnosed with neuromyelitis optical spectrum disorder, but where the "trident" sign ultimately led to the correct diagnosis of spinal cord sarcoidosis...
April 21, 2018: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29696041/acute-transverse-myelitis-in-children-literature-review
#16
REVIEW
Azita Tavasoli, Aidin Tabrizi
Objective: Acute transverse myelitis (ATM) is a rare inflammatory demyelinating disorder characterized by relatively acute onset of motor, sensory, and autonomic dysfunction. Children comprise 20% of total cases of ATM. In this review, we described the current literature on childhood ATM, focusing on the epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical presentation, approach to diagnosis, differential diagnosis, treatment and outcome in the pediatric population. Materials &Methods: We searched the related articles in electronic databases such as Scopus, EMBASE, Google Scholar, and PubMed...
2018: Iranian Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29695953/autoimmune-neurological-conditions-associated-with-zika-virus-infection
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REVIEW
Yeny Acosta-Ampudia, Diana M Monsalve, Luis F Castillo-Medina, Yhojan Rodríguez, Yovana Pacheco, Susan Halstead, Hugh J Willison, Juan-Manuel Anaya, Carolina Ramírez-Santana
Zika virus (ZIKV) is an emerging flavivirus rapidly spreading throughout the tropical Americas. Aedes mosquitoes is the principal way of transmission of the virus to humans. ZIKV can be spread by transplacental, perinatal, and body fluids. ZIKV infection is often asymptomatic and those with symptoms present minor illness after 3 to 12 days of incubation, characterized by a mild and self-limiting disease with low-grade fever, conjunctivitis, widespread pruritic maculopapular rash, arthralgia and myalgia. ZIKV has been linked to a number of central and peripheral nervous system injuries such as Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), transverse myelitis (TM), meningoencephalitis, ophthalmological manifestations, and other neurological complications...
2018: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29692631/pediatric-acquired-demyelinating-syndromes-a-nationwide-validation-study-of-the-danish-national-patient-register
#18
Magnus Spangsberg Boesen, Melinda Magyari, Alfred Peter Born, Lau Caspar Thygesen
Objective: To validate the Danish National Patient Register's (NPR) diagnoses of pediatric acquired demyelinating syndromes (ADS) including multiple sclerosis (MS). Study design and setting: We identified ADS diagnostic groups using International Classification of Diseases (ICD) codes and reviewed medical records to validate the NPR diagnoses during 2008-2015. Results: Among 409 children in the study, 184 children had a validated and final ADS diagnosis after reviewing medical records as follows: optic neuritis (ON; n=46), transverse myelitis (TM; n=16), acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM; n=50), clinically isolated syndrome (CIS) including dissemination in space (CIS [DIS]) but not dissemination in time (n=6), neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOsd; n=5), and MS (n=61)...
2018: Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670575/mog-igg-associated-optic-neuritis-encephalitis-and-myelitis-lessons-learned-from-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorder
#19
REVIEW
Giordani Rodrigues Dos Passos, Luana Michelli Oliveira, Bruna Klein da Costa, Samira Luisa Apostolos-Pereira, Dagoberto Callegaro, Kazuo Fujihara, Douglas Kazutoshi Sato
Antibodies against myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG-IgG) have been found in some cases diagnosed as seronegative neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD). MOG-IgG allowed the identification of a subgroup with a clinical course distinct from that of NMOSD patients who are seropositive for aquaporin-4-IgG antibodies. MOG-IgG is associated with a wider clinical phenotype, not limited to NMOSD, with the majority of cases presenting with optic neuritis (ON), encephalitis with brain demyelinating lesions, and/or myelitis...
2018: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655487/frequency-of-aquaporin-4-immunoglobulin-g-in-longitudinally-extensive-transverse-myelitis-with-antiphospholipid-antibodies
#20
Hilda Guerra, Sean J Pittock, Kevin G Moder, James P Fryer, Avi Gadoth, Eoin P Flanagan
Antiphospholipid (aPL) antibodies have historically been postulated to cause a poorly understood inflammatory myelitis. Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) causes an inflammatory longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis (LETM). In 2004, aquaporin-4 immunoglobulin G (AQP4-IgG) was first reported as a highly specific (>99%) serum diagnostic biomarker of NMOSD, distinguishing it from other disorders (eg, multiple sclerosis). We sought to assess the frequency of AQP4-IgG (and thus NMOSD diagnosis) in LETM with aPL antibodies...
April 11, 2018: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
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