Spinal Cord Inflammatory and Demyelinating Diseases

  • Philippe DemaerelEmail author
  • Jeffrey S. Ross


The etiopathogenesis of acute transverse myelopathy can be of inflammatory (viral, postviral), demyelinating/autoimmune, infectious, (para)neoplastic, and vascular origin. When no underlying cause can be found despite extensive search, the myelopathy is classified as idiopathic.


Spinal cord Demyelination Infection Inflammation Multiple sclerosis Neuromyelitis optica Autoimmune Aquaporin-4 Neurosarcoidosis Channelopathy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of RadiologyUniversity Hospitals KU LeuvenLeuvenBelgium
  2. 2.Neuroradiology DepartmentBarrow Neurological Institute, St Joseph’s Hospital and Medical CenterPhoenixUSA

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