Recurrent acute transverse myelopathy associated with anticardiolipin antibodies

Adriana Campi, Massimo Filippi, Giancarlo Comi, Giuseppe Scotti

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In three patients with recurrent episodes of acute transverse myelopathy, spinal MR imaging during each episode showed areas of hyperintensity on proton density- and T2-weighted images with inconsistent contrast enhancement. Cranial MR imaging, laboratory screenings, and CSF analysis showed only increased titers of anticardiolipin antibodies. Although a causative role in neurologic conditions has not been established conclusively, an association between these antibodies and acute transverse myelopathy and its recurrences cannot be ignored.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)781-786
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology


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