Revista de la Facultad de Medicina Humana

English Title

Disautonomía gastrointestinal como manifestación de mielitis transversa: Reporte de caso


Transverse myelitis, demyelinating, dysautonomia, gastrointestinal

English Keywords

Mielitis transversa, desmielinizante, disautonomía, gastrointestinal


Inflammatory transverse myelitis is a rare condition that affects one or more levels of the spinal cord. Its etiology includes multiple sclerosis, infectious causes, or disorders within the spectrum of neuromyelitis optica. It presents acutely with motor, sensory, and/or dysautonomic symptoms, such as those related to the gastrointestinal and urinary systems. Diagnosis is based on symptomatology, evolution, and is confirmed by lumbar puncture, magnetic resonance imaging, and complete blood analysis. We present a clinical case of a patient with transverse myelitis who presented with gastrointestinal symptoms, motor symptoms, and was diagnosed with magnetic resonance imaging.

English Abstract

La mielitis transversa, de origen inflamatorio, es una afectación rara de la médula espinal que afecta a uno o varios niveles. La etiología incluye esclerosis múltiple, causas infecciosas o trastornos del espectro de la neuromielitis óptica. Se presenta de forma aguda, con síntomas motores, sensoriales y/o disautonómicos como los gastrointestinales y urinarios. El diagnóstico se basa en la sintomatología, evolución y se confirma por punción lumbar, resonancia magnética nuclear y analítica sanguínea completa. Se presenta el caso clínico de una paciente con mielitis transversa, que debutó con sintomatología gastrointestinal, síntomas motores y confirmación diagnóstica con resonancia magnética nuclear.





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