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Is there any treatment for myelitis patient ?

hello, I m a myelitis patient.I want to know if there is any tretment for myelitis available in India and if not whether any surgery is possible in this case.Im having long segment swelling in dorsal and lumbar region.I m 18 years old male.
Asked On : Wed, 6 Apr 2011
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Thank you for choosing health care magic. Transverse myelitis is a neurological disorder caused by inflammation across both sides of one level, or segment, of the spinal cord. The term 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. Attacks of inflammation can damage or destroy myelin, the fatty insulating substance that covers nerve cell fibers. This damage causes nervous system scars that interrupt communications between the nerves in the spinal cord and the rest of the body. As it is the damage within the spinal cord at cellular level only medications can cure the condition. Usually in many of the cases inflammation resolve on its own. Medications( Steroids, Immunotherapy and plasmapheresis) will help the patient in speedy recovery. Rehabilitation along with medication play a major role in recovery.Surgical options are still at experimental stage as they cannot intervene the damage at cellular level.
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