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TRANSVERSE MYELITIS

AN IMMUNE-MEDIATED PROCESS RESULTING IN NEURAL INJURY TO THE SPINAL CORD MAY BE IDIOPATHIC/ AFTER BACTERIAL/VIRAL INFECTIONS/ MEASLES/ THROMBOSIS OF SPINAL ARTERIES.

SYMPTOMS-

  • SENSORY LOSS IN LOWER HALF OF THE BODY 80-94%
  • MUSCLE WEAKNESS LEADING TO PARALYSIS
  • BLADDER AND BOWEL DYSFUNCTION
  • SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION, DIFFICULTY IN URINATION, FEVER, HEADACHES
  • ALLODYNIA- CLOTHING ON THE BODY PRODUCES PAIN
  • THE PATIENT EITHER FEELS TOO MUCH COLD/ HOT OR IS UNABLE TO FEEL ANYTHING