Myelitis, is a collective term simply referring to any inflammation of the spinal cord. It is a form of myelopathy.
The two major sub types include:
- multiple sclerosis
- ideopathic transverse myelitis
secondary transverse myelitis: viral, syphillis 2, autoimmune, post vaccination etc.
Other conditions often discussed in this group due to similar imaging include:
- 1. Choi KH, Lee KS, Chung SO et-al. Idiopathic transverse myelitis: MR characteristics. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 1996;17 (6): 1151-60. Pubmed citation
- 2. Nabatame H, Nakamura K, Matuda M et-al. MRI of syphilitic myelitis. Neuroradiology. 1992;34 (2): 105-6. Pubmed citation