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Idiopathic acute transverse myelitis: outcome and conversion to multiple sclerosis in a large series

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Neurology, October 2013
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Title
Idiopathic acute transverse myelitis: outcome and conversion to multiple sclerosis in a large series
Published in
BMC Neurology, October 2013
DOI 10.1186/1471-2377-13-135
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Álvaro Cobo Calvo, M Alba Mañé Martínez, Agustí Alentorn-Palau, Jordi Bruna Escuer, Lucía Romero Pinel, Sergio Martínez-Yélamos

Abstract

In 2002, the Transverse Myelitis Consortium Working Group (TMCWG) proposed the diagnostic criteria for idiopathic acute transverse myelitis (IATM) to delimit and unify this group of patients. This study aimed to describe the conversion rate to multiple sclerosis (MS) and variables associated with conversion, and to analyze functional outcome and prognostic factors associated with functional recovery in patients who fulfilled the current TMCWG criteria for definite and possible IATM. Eighty-seven patients diagnosed with IATM between 1989 and 2011 were retrospectively reviewed. Two patients with positive neuromyelitis optica IgG serum antibodies were excluded. Epidemiological, clinical, laboratory, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data and outcome of 85 patients were analyzed. Eleven (13%) patients converted to MS after a median follow-up of 2.9 years (interquartile range 1.0-4.8). Early-age onset of symptoms was related to conversion to MS. Only 9.4% of patients with IATM were unable to walk unassisted at the end of follow-up. Urinary sphincter dysfunction (odds ratio [OR] 3.37, 95% confidence interval [CI] 1.04-10.92) and longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis (LETM) on MRI (OR 12.34, 95% CI 3.38-45.00) were associated with a poorer outcome (Rankin ≥ 2). At least 13% of patients who fulfill the TMCWG criteria for definite and possible IATM will convert to MS. Functional recovery in IATM is poorer in patients with urinary sphincter dysfunction at admission or LETM on MRI.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Korea, Republic of 1 1%
Unknown 73 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 16 22%
Other 9 12%
Student > Master 7 9%
Student > Postgraduate 5 7%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 7%
Other 17 23%
Unknown 15 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 32 43%
Neuroscience 13 18%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 4%
Unspecified 2 3%
Social Sciences 1 1%
Other 2 3%
Unknown 21 28%

Attention Score in Context

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