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Myelitis MeSH Descriptor Data 2021


MeSH Heading
Myelitis
Tree Number(s)
C01.207.618
C10.228.228.618
C10.228.854.525
Unique ID
D009187
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D009187
Annotation
do not confuse with inflammation of the bone marrow ( = OSTEOMYELITIS); SMON (subacute-myelo-optico-neuropathy) is indexed here + OPTIC NEURITIS + SYNDROME; coordinate IM with specific cause (IM) if pertinent
Scope Note
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.
Entry Term(s)
Infectious Myelitis
Inflammation, Spinal Cord
Myelopathy, Inflammatory
Spinal Cord Inflammation
Subacute Necrotizing Myelitis
NLM Classification #
WL 402
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2019/06/18
Myelitis Preferred
Subacute Necrotizing Myelitis Narrower
Infectious Myelitis Narrower
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