What is it about?

inflammation in spinal cord is a rare event that can yield heavy disability in the affected patients (some of whom develop multiple sclerosis). Factors such as older age at onset, involvement of peripheral nerves, and the extension of the inflammatory lesions in the spinal cord (detected with magnetic resonance imaging) predict thw worst outcome and future disability.

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Why is it important?

neurologist now have additional cues to classify patients with inflammation in the spinal cord, and give them appropriate therapies

Perspectives

I hope that the results of our research will help improve both treatments and outcome of people affected with spinal cord inflammation

Diego Franciotta
National Neurological Institute C. Mondino, Pavia, Italy

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This page is a summary of: Predictors of outcome in a large retrospective cohort of patients with transverse myelitis, Multiple Sclerosis Journal, October 2017, SAGE Publications, DOI: 10.1177/1352458517731911.
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