Longitudinal extensive transverse myelitis (LETM) in children

A twenty-year study from Oman

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Objective: The data on children with diagnosis of idiopathic transverse myelitis (ITM) was searched to find the pattern of myelitis in Oman. Method: A retrospective study was carried out from January1995 to December 2014. Electronic medical records and patient medical files were seen to get the complete data of the children with ITM. This work was carried out at Sultan Qaboos University hospital, Muscat, Oman. The ethical committee of the hospital had approved the study. The diagnosis was based on the established criteria. Other causes of myelopathy were excluded. Results: 19 children with idiopathic transverse myelitis were found. There were 18 out of 19 (94.6%) children with longitudinal extensive transverse myelitis (LETM). Conclusion: Longitudinal transverse extensive myelitis is the most common form of ITM in Oman.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-130
Number of pages4
JournalNeurosciences
Volume22
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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Transverse Myelitis
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Myelitis
Electronic Health Records
Spinal Cord Diseases
Retrospective Studies

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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