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Table 1 Common causes of acute non-compressive myelopathy

From: Radiological approach to non-compressive myelopathies

Category Pathologies
Demyelinating Multiple sclerosis
NMOSD
ADEM
Systemic inflammatory SLE
Sjögren’s syndrome
Other connective tissue disorders
Sarcoidosis
Infectious Various viral, bacterial and fungal pathogens
Idiopathic Idiopathic ATM
Vascular Ischaemia, infarction
Others Toxic, Drug-induced, Post-irradiation
  1. NMOSD neuromyelitis optica spectrum disease, ADEM acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, SLE systemic lupus erythematosus, ATM acute transverse myelitis