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J Spinal Cord Med. 2010;33(4):425-7.

Acute transverse myelitis associated with dengue viral infection.

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Department of Internal Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Hat yai, Songkhla, Thailand.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Acute transverse myelitis is a rare manifestation of dengue viral infection. Four cases have been previously reported in the literature.

OBJECTIVE:

To report a case of a 61-year-old woman who developed acute transverse myelitis 6 days after the onset of a dengue viral infection.

FINDINGS:

Magnetic resonance imaging of spinal cord showed hypersignal intensity on T2W at T9-T10. Laboratories studies revealed a high titer of hemagglutination inhibition of dengue virus. Treatment with intravenous pulse methylprednisolone and physiotherapy yielded a partial recovery, followed by complete resolution at 1 year postinfection.

CONCLUSION:

Acute transverse myelitis is a rare manifestation of dengue infection that can occur in either the peri-infectious or postinfectious phases.

PMID:
21061903
PMCID:
PMC2964032
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