Arch Neurol 2012 Nov;69(11):1523-4
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Arch Neurol 2006 Oct;63(10):1398-400
Department of Neurology, Drexel University College of Medicine and Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
Background: Neuromyelitis optica (NMO) IgG is a specific marker for NMO. Furthermore, a high proportion of patients with longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis (characterized by spinal cord lesions extending 3 vertebral segments or more on magnetic resonance imaging) are seropositive for NMO-IgG and are considered to have a limited form of NMO. The NMO-IgG status in mild cases of acute partial transverse myelitis asociated with minimal magnetic resonance imaging abnormalities (spinal cord lesions <2 vertebral segments on magnetic resonance imaging) is unknown. Read More
J Child Neurol 2009 Mar;24(3):287-96
Children's Neuroscience Centre, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia.
The clinical and radiological features of childhood acute transverse myelitis are compared to those of acute disseminated encephalomyelitis with spinal cord involvement in 22 children with acute transverse myelitis and 12 children with acute disseminated encephalomyelitis with spinal cord involvement. Children with acute transverse myelitis were more likely to have a sensory level (55%) and areflexia. Sixty-eight percent of the children with acute transverse myelitis, and 92% of children with acute disseminated encephalomyelitis had longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis. Read More
Curr Opin Neurol 2006 Aug;19(4):362-8
Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA.
Purpose Of Review: Acute transverse myelitis is a pathogenetically heterogeneous inflammatory disorder of the spinal cord. Here we describe recent advances in inflammatory non-infectious transverse myelitis. Particular attention will be paid to the serum autoantibody marker NMO-IgG and its application to acute transverse myelitis. Read More
Arch Neurol 2012 Nov;69(11):1523; author reply 1523-4