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Medline ® Abstract for Reference 61

of 'Transverse myelitis'

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Idiopathic transverse myelitis: corticosteroids, plasma exchange, or cyclophosphamide.
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Greenberg BM, Thomas KP, Krishnan C, Kaplin AI, Calabresi PA, Kerr DA
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Neurology. 2007;68(19):1614.
 
Transverse myelitis is a focal disorder of the spinal cord in which an immune-mediated process results in neural injury. In this large retrospective study, we compare patients who received one of four treatments to identify the most effective therapies. We identified subsets of patients who received clinical benefit from plasma exchange or cyclophosphamide being included in their treatment regimen.
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Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287-5371, USA. bgreenb7@jhmi.edu
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