Transverse Myelitis

Etiology

  • Post viral
  • Acute inflammation affecting cord
  • Autoimmune or idiopathic

Risk Factors

  • Peak ages 10-20 & 30-40

Symptoms

  • Impaired sensory & motor function below affected level
  • Bowel & bladder dysfxn
  • Sometimes back pain
  • Onset over hours to days