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.

Common symptoms reported by people with transverse myelitis

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

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Treatments taken by people for transverse myelitis

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Compare treatments taken by people with transverse myelitis

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Who has transverse myelitis on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 215 say transverse myelitis is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 3
20s 7
30s 35
40s 69
50s 87
60s 85
70+ 39
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 9
20-29 years 23
30-39 years 30
40-49 years 26
50-59 years 25
60-69 years 4
70+ years 1

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 78
Female 252

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 151
Not Diagnosed 10

These charts show data from transverse myelitis patients who have completed their condition history
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