Research Article

Analysis of age of onset, pre-existing infections, and features of magnetic resonance imaging results in patients with acute myelitis

Published: June 17, 2014
Genet. Mol. Res. 13 (2) : 4545-4551 DOI: https://doi.org/10.4238/2014.June.17.6

Abstract

The clinical features and potential risk factors of acute myelitis (AM) were investigated. The medical records of patients with AM admitted to our department between January 2004 and December 2011 were collected and retrospectively analyzed. The diagnosis of AM was in line with the diagnostic criteria of the Transverse Myelitus Consortium Working Group. The age of onset, clinical, and imaging features of these patients were analyzed. A total of 64 patients satisfying the inclusion criteria were enrolled in the study, including 39 males and 25 females. The patients ranged in age from 1 to 80 years, with a mean age of 34 years. Twenty-three patients had symptoms of pre-existing infections. The correlation between spinal cord lesions and spinal lesions was statistically significant (P

The clinical features and potential risk factors of acute myelitis (AM) were investigated. The medical records of patients with AM admitted to our department between January 2004 and December 2011 were collected and retrospectively analyzed. The diagnosis of AM was in line with the diagnostic criteria of the Transverse Myelitus Consortium Working Group. The age of onset, clinical, and imaging features of these patients were analyzed. A total of 64 patients satisfying the inclusion criteria were enrolled in the study, including 39 males and 25 females. The patients ranged in age from 1 to 80 years, with a mean age of 34 years. Twenty-three patients had symptoms of pre-existing infections. The correlation between spinal cord lesions and spinal lesions was statistically significant (P

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