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'''Myelitis''' is a [[human]] [[disease]] involving swelling of the [[spinal cord]], which disrupts [[central nervous system]] functions linking the [[brain]] and limbs.
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'''Myelitis''' is a [[central nervous system disorder]] involving swelling of the [[spinal cord]], which disrupts [[central nervous system]] functions linking the [[brain]] and limbs.
   
 
==Symptoms and signs==
 
==Symptoms and signs==
Symptoms include [[fever]], [[headaches]], [[tingling]], [[pain]] or loss of feeling, and may extend to central or peripheral [[paresis]] and loss of [[urinary bladder|bladder]] control. Meningeal signs may develop.
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Symptoms include [[fever]], [[headaches]], tingling, [[pain]] or loss of feeling, and may extend to central or peripheral [[paresis]] and loss of [[urinary bladder|bladder]] control. Meningeal signs may develop.
   
 
==Prognosis==
 
==Prognosis==
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==See also==
 
==See also==
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* [[Encephalomyelitis]]
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* [[Infectious disorders]]
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* [[Poliomyelitis]]
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* [[Multiple sclerosis]]
 
* [[Transverse myelitis]]
 
* [[Transverse myelitis]]
   
 
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{{Diseases of the nervous system}}
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[[Category:Central nervous system disorders]]

Revision as of 17:26, December 1, 2009

Myelitis
ICD-10 G04-G05
ICD-9 323
OMIM [1]
DiseasesDB 29461
MedlinePlus [2]
eMedicine /
MeSH {{{MeshNumber}}}

Myelitis is a central nervous system disorder involving swelling of the spinal cord, which disrupts central nervous system functions linking the brain and limbs.

Symptoms and signs

Symptoms include fever, headaches, tingling, pain or loss of feeling, and may extend to central or peripheral paresis and loss of bladder control. Meningeal signs may develop.

Prognosis

Untreated myelitis may rapidly lead to a permanently damaged spinal cord.

See also

  1. REDIRECT Template:CNS diseases of the nervous system

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