Important It is possible that the main title of the report Transverse Myelitis is not the name you expected.
Subacute Necrotizing Myelitis
Summary Transverse myelitis (TM) is a rare inflammatory disease causing injury to the spinal cord with varying degrees of weakness, sensory alterations, and autonomic dysfunction (the part of the nervous system that controls involuntary activity, such as the heart, breathing, the digestive system, and reflexes).
Introduction The first cases of acute myelitis were described in 1882 and were attributed to vascular lesions and acute inflammatory events. In England between 1922 and 1923 more than 200 postvaccinial cases were noted as complications of the smallpox and rabies vaccines. Later reports revealed that TM was post-infectious in nature, and agents including measles, rubella and mycoplasma were directly isolated from patient's spinal fluid. The term "acute transverse myelitis" was first used by an English neurologist in 1948 to describe a case of rapidly progressive paraparesis with a thoracic sensory level, occurring as a postinfectious complication of pneumonia. The Transverse Myelitis Consortium Working Group delineated diagnostic criteria for disease-associated TM and idiopathic TM along with a framework to differentiate TM from non-inflammatory myelopathies in 2002.
Transverse Myelitis Association 1787 Sutter Parkway Powell, OH 43065-8806 USA Tel: (614)766-1806 Email: email@example.com Internet: http://www.myelitis.org
Spinal Cord Society 19051 County Hwy. 1 Fergus Falls, MN 56537 USA Tel: (218)739-5252 Fax: (218)739-5262 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: http://www.spinalcordsociety.com
Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals, Inc. 206 South Sixth Street, Springfield, IL 62701 Springfield, IL 62701 USA Tel: (217)753-1190 Fax: (217)525-1271 Email: email@example.com Internet: http://www.academyscipro.org/
National Spinal Cord Injury Association 75-20 Astoria Blvd Jackson Heights, NY 11370 USA Tel: (718)803-3782 Tel: (800)962-9629 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: http://www.spinalcord.org
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