Transverse Myelitis and Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis

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Abstract

Transverse myelitis (TM) and acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) are considered immune-mediated demyelinating events of the central nervous system (CNS). Seen in all age groups, these conditions are potentially devastating neurologic events but are treatable when recognized early. While TM is a condition restricted to the spinal cord, ADEM can affect the brain, spinal cord, and/or optic nerves. Clinicians should be able to recognize symptoms of TM and ADEM, diagnose the conditions, offer acute therapy, seek out any underlying causes, and ultimately manage the potential long-term symptoms of these disorders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMultiple Sclerosis and CNS Inflammatory Disorders
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
Pages144-152
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781118298633
ISBN (Print)9780470673881
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 25 2014

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Keywords

  • ADEM
  • Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis
  • Autoimmune
  • Demyelinating
  • Inflammation
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Myelopathy
  • Neuromyelitis optica
  • Transverse myelitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

Cite this

Greenberg, B. M. (2014). Transverse Myelitis and Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis. In Multiple Sclerosis and CNS Inflammatory Disorders (pp. 144-152). Wiley-Blackwell. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118298633.ch14