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[myel- + -itis]
1. Inflammation of all or a part of the spinal cord, resulting from either an infection, e.g., a viral or bacterial infection, or a noninfectious necrosing or demyelinating lesion of the cord. Patients often exhibit flaccid limb paralysis, incontinence, weakness or numbness of the limbs, and other symptoms.
2. Inflammation of bone marrow.
myelitic (mī-ĕ-lit′ĭk ), adj.