Recent Examples of myelitis from the Web
For four years, her doctor prescribed the 61-year-old a wide range of opioids for her transverse myelitis, a debilitating disease that caused pain, muscle weakness and paralysis.
Well before this incident in the 1980s, the clinical recommendation was that infants and small children should never receive such injections in the buttocks, due to rare clinical reports of transverse myelitis.
Transverse myelitis is an inflammation of a section of the spinal cord, according to the Mayo Clinic.
Worse, as in this child’s highly unusual case, such blockage can cause transverse myelitis — inflammation of the spinal cord — leading to paralysis.
After a visit to the emergency room, doctors diagnosed Liz with transverse myelitis, an inflammation of the spinal cord, which left her paralyzed from the waist down.
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Origin and Etymology of myelitis
First Known Use: 1835See Words from the same year
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