ContentsSynopsisCodesDifferential Diagnosis & PitfallsBest TestsReferences
Radiculomyelitis
Print
Other Resources UpToDate PubMed

Radiculomyelitis

Print Images (1)
Contributors: Christine Osborne MD, Jamie Adams MD
Other Resources UpToDate PubMed

Synopsis

Inflammation that can affect the spinal cord and nerve roots, and eventually cause symptoms of pain, weakness, and dysfunction of bowel and bladder. Many infectious and noninfectious causes. Among the more common infectious associations are human immunodeficiency virus, herpes simplex virus, meningitis, tuberculosis, tertiary syphilis, and cytomegalovirus infection.

Common signs and symptoms may include areflexia, extremities weakness, radicular pain, urinary retention, sphincter dysfunction, flaccid paralysis, limb pain, and leg monoparesis.

Management focuses on treating underlying cause and restoring function related to spinal cord and nerve root inflammation. Treatment may include antiviral or antibiotic regimen, analgesics, anti-inflammatories, and physical therapy. Resources for opioid prescribing guidelines, as well as nonopioid alternatives, can be found here.

Codes

ICD10CM:
G61.9  – Inflammatory polyneuropathy, unspecified

SNOMEDCT:
41370002 – Myelitis

Differential Diagnosis & Pitfalls

Best Tests

Subscription Required

References

Subscription Required

Last Updated: 11/09/2018
Copyright © 2018 VisualDx®. All rights reserved.
Radiculomyelitis
Print 1 Images
Radiculomyelitis : Areflexia, Extremities weakness, Flaccid paralysis, Leg pain, Monoparesis of leg
Copyright © 2018 VisualDx®. All rights reserved.