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Nov 2012

Prognostic Factors of Acute Partial Transverse Myelitis—Reply

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliation: Department of Neurology, CHU Rouen, Rouen, France.

Arch Neurol. 2012;69(11):1523-1524. doi:10.1001/archneurol.2012.2593

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We would like to thank Gajofatto and Benedetti for their interesting remarks. They pointed out some differences between our results and those they published concerning 53 cases of acute myelitis.

We would like to point out a few differences between the 2 populations. They included patients with acute myelitis (AM) and only excluded compressive or neoplastic causes as well as previous episodes suggestive of central nervous system inflammation.1 We focused our work on acute partial transverse myelitis and excluded patients with severe clinical features and extended hypersignal on spinal cord magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).2

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