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Mistaken Diagnoses of ITM

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Background: Generally accepted diagnostic criteria of idiopathic transverse myelitis (ITM) include inflammation indicated by cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pleocytosis or spinal cord enhancement on MRI, clinical progression over 4 hours to 3 weeks, and exclusion of specific causes of myelopathy. The authors noticed that many patients who do not meet these criteria were referred to them with a diagnosis of ITM. Objective: To disclose the errors in specific myelopathy diagnoses made in pa more...
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