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Old 08-24-2012, 04:51 AM   #1
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Transverse Myelitis

Is this site for Transverse Myelitis patients, as well as MS?

 
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Old 08-24-2012, 06:48 AM   #2
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Re: Transverse Myelitis

Welcome.

There is no specific forum set up for TM. Due to its demyelinating condition, I would say that you can check here. There is also a neurology forum too. If you do a key word search of the threads, you might locate a group of TM posts.

Other than that, hang out here and you might meet some TM patients too.

I have had MS going on 35 years. I go to the MS Clinic at the KU Medical Center. I hope you find the support and answers you need!
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Re: Transverse Myelitis

I did a board search and there are some older posts in the Neurology forum and the Spinal Disorder Forum. Take a look and if it is not a right fit, let us know!
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Re: Transverse Myelitis

What is transverse myelitis and how is it different? Thanks.

 
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Re: Transverse Myelitis

Transverse myelitis is the nonspecific term used to denote inflammation and demyelination in the spinal cord, and because it is non specific it has a variety of causes. Transverse myelitis can occur in patients with vasculitis, multiple sclerosis, mycoplasmal infections, Lyme disease, syphilis, TB, or viral meningoencephalitis and in patients using antiparasitic or antifungal drugs etc.

If your demyelination is limited to your spinal cord and not your brain, you would probably be pushed into the TM category. You would have most of your problems from your chest downward.

This is from what I have read. MSers would "overlap" with TM but TM may overlap with MS only if it progressed to MS much like MS overlaps with ON but ON may not overlap with MS. That is to say, MSers can experience ON and TM but those with ON or TM only experience MS if their case develops into MS.
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