Inflammatory Myelopathy Definition


Inflammatory Myelopathy: Inflammation of the spinal cord. Relatively common etiologies include infections; AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES; SPINAL CORD; and ischemia (see also SPINAL CORD VASCULAR DISEASES). Clinical features generally include weakness, sensory loss, localized pain, incontinence, and other signs of autonomic dysfunction.

Synonym: spinal cord inflammation, infectious myelitis, subacute necrotising myelitis, myelitis, myelitides.