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#MSCOVID19: transverse myelitis is not a reason to avoid being vaccinated

Barts-MS rose-tinted-odometer: ★★★ I am getting an increasing number of emails and direct messages on social media platforms about the transverse myelitis (TM) risk and COVID-19 vaccines; in particular the Oxford-AstraZeneca (Ox-AZ) vaccine. Some of the people who have contacted me have decided to forgo the vaccine and take their chances with COVID-19 and its potential sequelae.  I want to stress...

#MSCOVID19: transverse myelitis

Barts-MS rose-tinted-odometer: ★★ How do you distinguish transverse myelitis that is not MS-related from spinal cord involvement in MS?  Yesterday after reporting the possible and likely link between the Oxford-AstraZenca vaccine and transverse myelitis (TM) and possibly MS you asked how do neurologists differentiate TM from CIS or MS.  Idiopathic or post-infectious/vaccine-related TM...

#MSCOVID19: coronavirus vaccine linked to MS-like complications

You will have heard by now that AstraZenca has paused its coronavirus vaccine study because of safety concerns. A study subject who received the vaccine developed transverse myelitis and had to be admitted to hospital.  “The woman’s diagnosis has not been confirmed yet, but she is improving and will likely be discharged from the hospital as early as Wednesday”, said Soriot AstraZenca’s CEO...

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