Longitudinal Myelitis

Orzechowski, Nicole M.; Michet Jr., Clement J.
March 2008
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Mar2008, Vol. 83 Issue 3, p350
Academic Journal
The article presents a medical case of a 31-year-old woman with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) presented with fever, headache and urinary retention. Neurologic examination showed near-complete lower extremity paralysis with upper extremity hyperreflexia. These medical findings were consistent with acute transverse myelitis involving the whole spinal cord, also referred to as longitudinal myelitis.


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