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|Year : 2015 | Volume
| Issue : 2 | Page : 145-146
Longitudinal extensive transverse myelitis due to tuberculosis: A report of four cases
S Ekinci1, F Akyildiz2, S Sari3, S Akpancar4
1 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Agri Military Hospital, Agri, Turkey
2 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Malatya Military Hospital, Malatya, Turkey
3 Department of Radiology, Gulhane Military Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
4 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Gulhane Military Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
|Date of Web Publication||13-Mar-2015|
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Agri Military Hospital, Agri
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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Ekinci S, Akyildiz F, Sari S, Akpancar S. Longitudinal extensive transverse myelitis due to tuberculosis: A report of four cases. J Postgrad Med 2015;61:145-6
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Ekinci S, Akyildiz F, Sari S, Akpancar S. Longitudinal extensive transverse myelitis due to tuberculosis: A report of four cases. J Postgrad Med [serial online] 2015 [cited 2020 Feb 21];61:145-6. Available from: http://www.jpgmonline.com/text.asp?2015/61/2/145/153116
We read with interest the article by Sahu, Giri, and Gupta entitled "Longitudinal extensive transverse myelitis due to tuberculosis: A report of four cases."  We have the following comments. 1) All of the patients that have presented showed similar symptoms. Have authors use a classification system guiding for transverse myelitis treatment? 2) Spinal tuberculosis is the most common and the worst form of tuberculosis lesions in the skeleton. , Have they witnessed transverse myelitis patients along with discitis, vertebral body involvement or abcess? 3) Some scientists also reported paradoxical responses as worsening of existing symptoms or the appearance of new lesions in patients who initially responded well to antituberculous therapy. , Have authors witnessed poor outcome after treatment transverse myelitis patients?
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