Transverse myelitis

Case contributed by Dr Utkarsh Kabra

Presentation

Weakness in bilateral lower limbs, bowel and bladder disturbance.

Patient Data

Age: 20 years
Gender: Male
MRI

Intramedullary hyperintensity from C7-T1 to T5-6 levels with mild expansion of cord.

Case Discussion

The findings are consistent with transverse myelitis. The patient was started on a course of steroids and had a near-complete recovery.

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