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Spinal Cord Inflammatory and Demyelinating Diseases

  • Philippe DemaerelEmail author
  • Jeffrey S. Ross
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Abstract

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.

Keywords

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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