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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 86-89

Longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis following dengue virus infection: A rare entity


1 Department of Pediatrics, Subharti Medical College, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Radiology, Subharti Medical College, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sonal Saran
Flat No 1, Ramdas Bhawan, R-Enclave, Subhartipuram, Subharti Medical College, Meerut - 250 005, Uttar Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/aam.aam_30_17

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Association of dengue fever with longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis in pediatric age group is a rare entity. We describe a case of 15 year old adolescent male who presented with dengue fever and in whom symptoms of transverse myelitis developed 4 weeks after fever (post-infectious stage). Magnetic resonance imaging confirmed the diagnosis of longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis involving dorso-lumbar cord. Patient recovered almost completely with minimal residual neurological deficit after a six weeks course of corticosteroids and supportive management including physiotherapy.


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