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

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Rituxan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
Tried for
transverse myelitis (1)

Data from patients with transverse myelitis, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with transverse myelitis

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Rituxan)
Perceived effectiveness
for transverse myelitis (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
transverse myelitis (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with transverse myelitis, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Who has transverse myelitis on PatientsLikeMe?

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

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 3
20s 11
30s 36
40s 72
50s 93
60s 72
70+ 31
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 9
20-29 years 23
30-39 years 29
40-49 years 25
50-59 years 24
60-69 years 4
70+ years 1

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 75
Female 248

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 148
Not Diagnosed 10

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