Annals of African Medicine

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

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


Sunil Malik1, Sonal Saran2, Archana Dubey1, Ajay Punj1 
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
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Malik S, Saran S, Dubey A, Punj A. Longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis following dengue virus infection: A rare entity .Ann Afr Med 2018;17:86-89


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Malik S, Saran S, Dubey A, Punj A. Longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis following dengue virus infection: A rare entity . Ann Afr Med [serial online] 2018 [cited 2020 Jul 15 ];17:86-89
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