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Tranverse myelitis

Paola Tomietto, Serena D'Agostini, Virginia Annese, Salvatore De Vita, Gianfranco Ferraccioli
Methylprednisolone and cyclophosphamide pulse therapies are the most commonly used for transverse myelopathy in neuropsychiatric lupus. Little is known about the efficacy of other immunosuppressors. We describe the case of a 33-year-old woman with systemic lupus erythematosus, who developed a tranverse myelopathy, beginning with a hiccup due to involvement of the medulla oblongata; despite pulses of methylprednisolone plus azathioprine and cyclosporine therapy, she developed paraparesis with involvement of the cervical spine cord...
March 2007: Journal of Rheumatology
P Patki, R Hamid, P J R Shah, M Craggs
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate long-term efficacy and complications of AMS 800 (American Medical Systems) artificial urinary sphincter (AUS) in treatment of urodynamic stress incontinence (USI) in male patients with spinal cord lesion (SCL). SETTING: London Spinal Injuries Unit, Stanmore, UK and Institute of Urology and Nephrology, London, UK. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis identified nine males with SCL (five thoracic, three lumbar, one cervical) with USI, who underwent AMS 800 AUS implantation by a single surgeon at a specialist spinal injuries unit...
May 2006: Spinal Cord
S Zelazny, H Filar
The authors report a case of zoster with signs of transverse myelitis and peripheral involvement of the facial nerve. The fact that tranverse myelitis developed late after zoster and was followed by facial nerve palsy is stressed. The involvement of these nervous structures occurred in a way suggesting exacerbations. In the light of literature data and the described case the authors state that zoster with complications in the form of multifocal nervous system involvement occurring at different time intervals is infrequent...
1979: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
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