The epidemiology of transverse myelitis

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Abstract

Transverse myelitis is a neurological disorder causing acute spinal cord injury as a result of acute inflammation, often associated with para infectious processes and autoimmune disease. The purpose of this article is to review the literature on the geoepidemiology of transverse myelitis and assess its environmental associations. Articles from 1981 to 2009 were reviewed in Pub Med along with potential causes such as autoimmune disease (focusing on systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (APS), and Sjogren's), infection, vaccination, and intoxication.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAutoimmunity Reviews
Volume9
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2010

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Transverse Myelitis
Autoimmune Diseases
Epidemiology
Antiphospholipid Syndrome
Nervous System Diseases
Spinal Cord Injuries
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Communicable Diseases
Vaccination
Inflammation
Infection

Keywords

  • Mycoplasma pneumoniae
  • Sjogren's syndrome
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Transverse myelitis
  • Transverse myelopathy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology
  • Immunology and Allergy

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The epidemiology of transverse myelitis. / Bhat, Anupama; Naguwa, Stanley M; Cheema, Gurtej S.; Gershwin, M. Eric.

In: Autoimmunity Reviews, Vol. 9, No. 5, 03.2010.

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