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Acute transverse myelitis progressing to spinal cord atrophy. a case report

Abdul Aziz, Azian (2021) Acute transverse myelitis progressing to spinal cord atrophy. a case report. In: 19th Asian Oceanian Congress of Radiology (AOCR), 1 - 4 JULY 2021, Malaysia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Acute transverse myelitis (ATM), an inflammatory demyelinating myelopathy, usually presents with lower limb weakness, back pain, and sphincter disturbances in childhood. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) commonly shows enlargement and increased signal intensity of the spinal cord in a T2-weighted image. The clinical sequalae of ATM includes complete paraplegia, and when spinal cord atrophy appears during the disease course, the outcome becomes unfavourable. There have been only a few case reports on spinal cord atrophy following ATM in children. We report a case of a 9 year old girl in which spinal cord atrophy developed following acute transverse myelitis and no motor recovery occurred despite of appropriate treatment instituted in a timely manner.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Additional Information: 5267/90657
Subjects: R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > RJ101 Child Health. Child health services
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Radiology
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Azian Abd. Aziz
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2021 17:08
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2021 17:08
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/90657

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