Docket No. 14-472

transverse myelitis after vaccination

Transverse Myelitis (TM) is a neurological disorder caused by inflammation in the spinal cord. Inflammation can lead to damage or destruction of myelin, the insulating substance that covers nerve cell fibers. This damage can interrupt communication between the nerves within the spinal cord and the rest of the body.

Anaphylaxis is a severe, sometimes life-threatening, allergic reaction that affects the whole body.

Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) is a blood disorder that causes low platelet levels.

Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM) is an inflammatory disease of the central nervous system that attacks myelin. When the myelin is damaged this transmission is affected and the conduction of nerve signals can be disrupted or lost.