Infectious myelitis.

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Infectious myelitis.

Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep. 2012 Dec;12(6):633-41

Authors: Mihai C, Jubelt B

Infections are an uncommon but very important etiology of myelitis as a correct diagnosis would allow for timely treatment and recovery. The term "myelitis" is generally used to describe an inflammatory pathologic process affecting the spinal cord and causing an interruption of the ascending and descending pathways, and, therefore, partial or complete loss of function. The onset may be acute or subacute, and the etiology may be cumbersome to determine. This article will review the most recently published literature regarding the infectious agents causing myelitis with an emphasis on diagnosis and treatment.

PMID: 22927022 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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