Transverse Myelitis

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What is Transverse Myelitis?

Transverse myelitis is a neurological disorder caused by inflammation across both sides of one level, or segment, of the spinal cord. Myelitis refers to inflammation of the spinal cord; transverse simply describes the position of the inflammation, that is, across the width of the spinal cord.

What is it like to have Transverse Myelitis?

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

What do patients take to treat Transverse Myelitis and its symptoms?

Treatments reported by members
Perceived effectiveness
Overall rating of side effects
# of Evaluations

These charts show data from Transverse Myelitis patients’ latest treatment evaluations
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Transverse Myelitis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 11
30s 23
40s 31
50s 42
60s 24
70+ 4

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

75% Females
25% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 7
20-29 years 15
30-39 years 17
40-49 years 13
50-59 years 15
60-69 years 3
70+ years 1

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 89
Not Diagnosed 7

These charts show data from Transverse Myelitis patients who have completed their condition history
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