The demographic, clinical, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) features of transverse myelitis in children.

@article{Thomas2012TheDC,
  title={The demographic, clinical, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) features of transverse myelitis in children.},
  author={Terrence Thomas and Helen M. Branson and Leonard H. Verhey and Manohar M. Shroff and Derek Stephens and Sandra Magalh{\~a}es and Brenda Banwell},
  journal={Journal of child neurology},
  year={2012},
  volume={27 1},
  pages={11-21}
}
The authors collected demographic, clinical, and neuroimaging data prospectively on 38 children with transverse myelitis. One child died during the illness. The female:male ratio was 1.2:1 for children under age 10 years and 2.6:1 over age 10 years. Twenty-eight (74%) reported a prodromal event. Twenty-two patients (58%) had longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis, 9 (24%) had focal lesions, and 5 (13%) had both. Twenty of 33 with brain imaging (61%) had brain lesions; 7 fulfilled McDonald… CONTINUE READING