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What is the definition of Myelitis?
Myelitis is the inflammation of the spinal cord, of which there are different types, such as acute flaccid myelitis and transverse myelitis. Acute flaccid myelitis is a rare but serious disease that causes weakness of the reflexes and muscles. Transverse myelitis causes a band-like sensation across the trunk of the body with lower sensory changes. Causes of both types of myelitis are believed to be infections, viruses, immune disorders, and other diseases which destroy the myelin sheath that covers nerve fibers.
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What are the symptoms of Myelitis?
Signs and symptoms of myelitis include sudden weakness, facial or eye drooping, difficulty swallowing, slurred speech, loss of muscle tone or reflexes in the arms and/or legs, pain, sensory deficits, and bowel or bladder problems. Symptoms may have a sudden or slow, progressive onset. Severe symptoms may include respiratory failure or serious neurological complications.
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What are the current treatments for Myelitis?
While there is no specific treatment for acute flaccid myelitis, some specialists may recommend physical therapy. Some patients recover from transverse myelitis over a period of months to years, while others may suffer permanent disabilities or recurrence of the disease. Treatments for transverse myelitis include corticosteroids and immunosuppressive drugs, plasmapheresis, or antiviral therapy.
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What are the latest Myelitis Clinical Trials?
Physical Activity in People With Sequelae of Poliomyelitis : a Cross-sectional Study

Summary: People with disabilities are less physically active than the general population. At present, the physical activity level of people with poliomyelitis sequelae and their barriers to physical activity are unknown. The aim of this study is to describe the physical activity level of people with poliomyelitis sequelae and their barriers to physical activity.

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Investigating the Longitudinal Relationships Between Visual Pathway Injury, Radiological and Blood Biomarkers in Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders

Summary: This study is being conducted to investigate risk factors for disability progression in Multiple Sclerosis and related disorders (MSRD). The primary goal is to assess whether combining information from visual assessment, blood markers, as well as historical and ongoing longitudinal MRIs of the brain, orbit (the part of the skull where eyes are located), and/or spinal cord can predict changes in qu...

What are the Latest Advances for Myelitis?
Sacral neuromodulation for neurological disease-induced lower urinary tract symptoms in Saudi Arabia: a single-centre experience.
Long-term outcomes of high dose carbon-ion radiation therapy for unresectable upper cervical (C1-2) chordoma.
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Therapeutic Plasma Exchange in Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorders-Experience from Tertiary Care Center in North India.