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ICD-10 G04-G05
ICD-9 323
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DiseasesDB 29461
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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.

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.


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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