Transverse myelitis. Comparison with spinal cord presentations of multiple sclerosis.

@article{Scott1998TransverseMC,
  title={Transverse myelitis. Comparison with spinal cord presentations of multiple sclerosis.},
  author={Thomas F McNair Scott and K Bhagavatula and Peter J. Snyder and Carol Chieffe},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={1998},
  volume={50 2},
  pages={429-33}
}
We delineated the clinical and laboratory features that help distinguish acute myelopathic MS (MMS) from acute transverse myelitis (ATM), specifically testing the hypothesis that the symmetry of motor and sensory impairments at presentation can reliably distinguish between ATM and MMS. We reviewed 20 consecutive patients with ATM and 16 patients with MMS. Clinical criteria were used to assign patients to the ATM group. Patients assigned to the MMS group had onset of MS symptoms referable to the… CONTINUE READING

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