Does a diagnosis of transverse myelitis have more chance of developing ms compared to being diagnosed with a cis?
I would say a single episode of transverse myelitis IS also Clinically Isolated Syndrome (CIS). It’s just a bit more specific about the exact nature of the clinical episode, so from that point of view, a slightly more informative diagnosis. I don’t think it means the outlook is better or worse. A single episode of Optic Neuritis would also be CIS. My understanding is that people whose CIS takes the form of optic neuritis have a lower risk of converting to full-blown MS at some point in the future. But other than that, no, I don’t think there’s much to be read into what they decide to call it. NO species of CIS means you will certainly develop MS. Tina
i was originally dx with transverse myelitis but following a relapse a year later i did go on to a dx of ms…
i did read a lot about it at the time and it doesn’t mean every dx of TM will go on to MS
hopefully your dx will turn out to be a one off
My original Dx was transverse myelitis. This was changed to MS after and LP and my second MRI scan, but well befor my first relapse. In essence, I met one of the MacDonald criteria, but not the other.
Like so many things, it does seem to be down to the individual Neuro.
I got diagnosed with tm 17 months ago, I’ve seen the neuro 3 times since because of strange goings on but he doesn’t think another MRI is necessary. I suppose I have to put my trust in him.