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myelin

, myeline
a white tissue forming an insulating sheath (myelin sheath) around certain nerve fibres. Damage to the myelin sheath causes neurological disease, as in multiple sclerosis
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myelin

[′mī·ə·lən]
(neuroscience)
A soft, white fatty substance that forms a sheath around certain nerve fibers.
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Neuromyelitis optica: a distinct demyelinating disease of the central nervous system.
Interestingly and distinctive from the predominant neuromuscular disease in previously published series in the French Polynesia between October 2013 and April 2014 (4), our patient had the demyelinating subtype Acute inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (AIDP) of Guillain-Barre Syndrome, which is known to be the most prevalent type in the United States and Western Countries.
Hearing loss was also declared in other demyelinating disorders such as neuromyelitis optica (7).
While patients having meningitis or encephalitis with encephalopathy, acquired demyelinating disorder other than ADEM like multiple sclerosis, transverse myelitis, optic neuritis and neuromyelitis optica or any inherited demyelinating disorders like Leukodystrophies were excluded.
The patient was discharged 8 days later with a diagnosis of acute demyelinating polyneuropathy with sensory predominance and probable Guillain-Barre syndrome due to areflexia, hyperproteinorrhachia, and the clinical picture of the infection that occurred 3 weeks earlier.
The distinction of MS and other major CNS inflammatory diseases in children is difficult in the initial diagnosis phase (18) because MS is a continuous demyelinating disease with a characteristically relapsing-remitting course.
MAGiQ will first target the demyelinating disease transverse myelitis and the degenerative disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
Compared with controls, in the 5 years before the first demyelinating claim or symptom onset, cases had more physician and hospital encounters for the nervous system (rate ratio, 1.70-4.75), sensory organs (RR, 1.40-2.28), musculoskeletal system (RR, 1.19-1.70), and genitourinary system (RR, 1.17-1.59), Dr.
Taking into account the clinical picture, an extensive period of time between the trauma and current presentation, and MR imaging findings, an acute demyelinating episode rather than traumatic spinal cord injury was suspected.
Reconstruction magnetic resonance neurography in chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy.