Disease Information for Myelitis

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Anal sphincter/loss of tone/reflex
Bowel/Stool Incontinence
Hypertonia
Twitchy/muscle spasms
Unable to stand up from sitting position
Weak/Weak as a kitten (symptom)
Weakness climbing stairs
Active reflexes
Ankle reflexes increased
Babinski's upgoing toes/bilateral
Clonus/bilateral ankle (sustained)
Hyperreflexia/DTRs increased
Knee reflexes increased
Leg reflexes increased
Level of alertness maintained
Long tract signs
Numbness/buttocks/thighs
Paralysis
Pyramidal tract signs
Sensory loss/lower body/cord level
Spinal cord level lesion/signs
Sweat loss cord level
Unable to walk
Acute Back Pain
Back Pain
Backache
Mid-back pain
Spine pain/vertebral skeletal pain
Incontinent/noncognizant type
Overflow incontinence
Urine Incontinence
Urine Retention Signs
Enervated/extreme acute fatigue
Unable to stand
Weakness
Weakness non-neuromuscular/systemic
Clinical Presentation & Variations
Presentation/Paralysis Progressive Legs Hips Painful
Disease Progression
Course/Acute
Course/Acute on subacute
Demographics & Risk Factors
Event, Activity, Behavioral & Seasonal Factors
Lifestyle/Drug addiction/population
Laboratory Tests
Abnormal Lab Findings (Non Measured)
CSF abnormal
CSF Protein increased/cells absent
Abnormal Lab Findings - Increased
CSF Myelin basic protein
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
Anal Incontinence
Myelitis
Myelopathy manifestations/involvement
Neurogenic bladder/cord
Paraplegia
Paraplegia, spastic
Spinal cord compression
Spinal cord lesion/dysfunction
Acute Urinary Retention
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Neurologic (category)
CLASS/Spinal cord disorder (ex)
Process
PROCESS/Inflammatory/infection (ex)
Definition

Inflammation of the spinal cord. Relatively common etiologies include infections; AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES; SPINAL CORD; and ischemia (see also SPINAL CORD VASCULAR DISEASES). Clinical features generally include weakness, sensory loss, localized pain, incontinence, and other signs of autonomic dysfunction.

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