Last revised by Dr Bahman Rasuli on 12 Apr 2022

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:

  1. leukomyelitis
    1. multiple sclerosis
    2. ADEM
  2. transverse myelitis
    1. ideopathic transverse myelitis
    2. secondary transverse myelitis: viral, neurosyphilis 2, autoimmune, post vaccination, etc.

Other conditions often discussed in this group due to similar imaging include:

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: transverse myelitis
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  • Case 2: transverse myelitis
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  • Case 3: post radiation myelitis
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  • Tuberculous myelitis with intraspinal abscess
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