Transverse myelitis is an inflammation of both sides of one section of the spinal cord. This neurological disorder often damages the insulating material covering nerve cell fibers (myelin). Transverse myelitis interrupts the messages that the spinal cord nerves send throughout the body. This can cause pain, muscle weakness, paralysis, sensory problems, or bladder and bowel dysfunction. (Mayo, 2016)

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Transverse myelitis life expectancy

What is the life expectancy of someone with Transverse myelitis?

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Is Transverse myelitis contagious?

Is Transverse myelitis contagious?

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ICD9 and ICD10 codes of Transverse myelitis

ICD10 code of Transverse myelitis and ICD9 code

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Is Transverse myelitis hereditary?

Is Transverse myelitis hereditary?

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TRANSVERSE MYELITIS

Synonyms:
Paralysis

Types:
Acute
Reoccurring

SYSTEMS AFECTED

Muscular system
Muscular system
Nervous system
Nervous system
Circulatory system
Circulatory system
Digestive system
Digestive system
Immune system
Immune system
Reproductive system
Reproductive system
Respiratory system
Respiratory system
Urinary system
Urinary system

Symptoms

  • Paralysis
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle weakness
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Loss of bowel function
  • Loss of bladder function
  • Decreased sex drive

Treatments

  • Medication management, most commonly steroids.
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Specialist who treat it

    Neurology
    Natural treatment of Transverse myelitis

    Is there any natural treatment for Transverse myelitis?

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    Living with Transverse myelitis

    Living with Transverse myelitis. How to live with Transverse myelitis?

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    Transverse myelitis symptoms

    Which are the symptoms of Transverse myelitis?

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    Transverse myelitis jobs

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    Stories of Transverse myelitis

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    Transverse myelitis stories
    I was 11 years old when I had my onset. I was diagnosed with TM and Guillian Barre Syndrome (GBS). 
    Transverse myelitis stories
    It was a normal day, I was running late to work. I work nights as an RN in the ICU. I ran to the kitchen to shove some speghetti in my mouth before running out the door. All of a sudden my left thigh felt cold and numb. My hubby says oh that happens ...
    Transverse myelitis stories
    My story begins in 2010 ,my autoimmune system decided to go on vacation.  I got one thing after another.  First interstitial cystitis, then tumors in my uterus, then adenomyosis to start.  All painful and frustrating.  So I ended ...
    Transverse myelitis stories
    2009 my life change forever. I got off work sat down and noticed my left foot felt funny. No big deal. I was on my feet all night. In the morning the pain was up both legs. Day two up to my breast. Went to the ER. Doctor told me I to see a neurologis...
    Transverse myelitis stories
    I was hit with TM on May 14th 2008. My wife and I were on vacation in Erie, PA visiting my mom. I was awakened at 1:00am ...

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    Statistics of Transverse myelitis

    51 people with Transverse myelitis have taken the SF36 survey. Mean of Transverse myelitis is 1490 points (41 %). Total score ranges from 0 to 3,600 being 0 the worst and 3,600 the best. Take the SF36 Survey

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