Besteiro B and Guimarães J
Transverse myelitis (TM) is an inflammatory condition caused by a range of possibilities which can lead to a deregulation of our motor, sensory and autonomic systems. Therefore, it creates a major impact on personal and professional life. Because it causes great social and professional disability, it is crucial that the clinicians quickly recognize this condition so that treatment can be started thereby minimizing these negative effects. Thus, the aim of this review is to provide a practical clinical approach to the most important causal diseases of TM, clinical presentation and to elaborate a diagnostic algorithm that helps classifying and simplifying the work of the clinicians when facing a TM episode.