Spinal Cord: Clinical Considerations

  • Elliott M. Marcus
  • Stanley Jacobson

Abstract

Disease affecting the spinal cord is a frequent cause of chronic neurological disability. Often, young adults are involved as in injuries due to war, motor vehicle accidents, motorcycle accidents, diving and skiing accident. Special units have been developed for the care, and rehabilitation of the unfortunate victims of these injuries. Early recognition and management of a potential spinal cord compromise is essential.

Keywords

Depression Lymphoma Tuberculosis Neuropathy Folic Acid 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Elliott M. Marcus
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Stanley Jacobson
    • 4
  1. 1.University of Massachusetts School of MedicineUSA
  2. 2.Tufts University School of MedicineUSA
  3. 3.Dept. of NeurologySt. Vincent Hospital and Fallon ClinicUSA
  4. 4.Tufts University Health Science CampusBostonUSA

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