Aa
A
A
A
Close
Neurology Community
45.2k Members
Avatar universal

Incomplete transverse myelitis

Hi - I am currently undergoing a lot of examinations as I have 2 lesions on the spinal cord (incomplete transverse myelitis). One placed cervical and one further down. No lesions on the brain.

I am very concerned about the lack of progress the doctors are making finding out what is causing this.

So far I have seen a neurologist and currently I am being examined for infections.

It was back in September I had my MRI and lumbal puncture. As mentioned above the MRI revealed two lesions on the spine. Tests of the csf revealed oligoclonal bands.

WBC in CSF was 43.

Borrelia was negative in CSF and Blood.

Negative tests for HSV-1 and HSV-2 in CSF.

Doctors concluded that there was no infection in CSF. Thus suspecting auto-immune, demylenating disease (MS). I am told I have CIS.

BUT:

Blood tests revealed elevated WBC in blood. Neutrophillocytes  (8.01), Monocytes (0.84), Leukocytes (11,3). Lymphocytes are normal.

They have NOT made test for oligoclonal bands in the blood.

Would you think this could be a postinfectious/infectious incident of Partial Transverse Myelitis?

Further info: Paraneoplastic markers are all negative. My general health is good and I only have minor symptoms that have become less and less since june.. (tingling, burning sensations on/off, primarily right side, but lately a bit more symmetrical.  Symptoms change position and severity - but in general very mild).

I am "positive" it is caused by an infection as I have been struggling a lot with urinary tract infections in recent years - suspecting mycoplasma. But when being examined by a MS expert it seems they want you to fit the MS diagnose and not investigate things much further.







0 Responses
Have an Answer?
Top Neurology Answerers
620923 tn?1452915648
Allentown, PA
5265383 tn?1483808356
ON
1756321 tn?1547095325
Queensland, Australia
1780921 tn?1499301793
Queen Creek, AZ
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Find out how beta-blocker eye drops show promising results for acute migraine relief.
In this special Missouri Medicine report, doctors examine advances in diagnosis and treatment of this devastating and costly neurodegenerative disease.
Here are 12 simple – and fun! – ways to boost your brainpower.
Discover some of the causes of dizziness and how to treat it.
Discover the common causes of headaches and how to treat headache pain.
Two of the largest studies on Alzheimer’s have yielded new clues about the disease