Transverse Myelitis

Neurology Now
January/February 2008
Volume 4(1)
p 8–9
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Please do an article regarding transverse myelitis (TM). I have had TM for 9 years but was only diagnosed about 2 years ago. I belong to an on-line TM support group and we are all extremely confused about every aspect of this disease. It seems that we all get different information from our doctors and we just do not know which ones to believe. Can TM turn into multiple sclerosis and vice-versa? Will we ever get any better? Can we really believe that all of this was caused by a virus? What happens if we catch another virus somewhere down the line?

It would also be extremely helpful to let everyone know what the symptoms of TM are so they can get immediate medical attention and perhaps be put on intravenous steroids to try to avoid so much damage to the spinal cord. Is there any hope for TM patients in regards to stem cell research? Please enlighten us if possible.

Ellie K. May

Arlington, TX

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