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What causes transverse myelitis?

Dear sir
I have a problem called transverse myelitis
Can u help me in this??
Please revert me in detail about this.
I am on wheelchair now with one sacral bedsore.
My affected area is d3-d7 (ie dorsal spine)

I am very upset because all of this. Please help me
Regards
Deepak
Mon, 26 Dec 2016
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Neurologist 's  Response
Hello!

Welcome on HCM!

I am sorry to hear about your medical condition. This is a serious medical condition that can be caused by different causes:

- viral infection
- demyelination
- an autoimmune reaction to an external agent, etc..

So, further tests are needed to investigate for this reason, including lumbar puncture and different blood lab tests.

High doses of steroids coupled with long time of physiotherapy may be helpful.

Kind regards, Dr. Aida

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