ACUTE TRANSVERSE MYELITIS IN CHILDREN

Syed Asif Masood, Shahnaz Ibrahim

Abstract


A case of Acute Transverse Myelitis (ATM) is presented. ATM is a rare disease in childhood.
The diagnosis stems from the clinical presentation, cerebrospinal fluid findings, appearance of
the spinal cord on imaging and ruling out differential diagnoses like Guillain-Barre syndrome
(GBS) and Poliomyelitis. The proposed treatment is intravenous (IV) methyl prednisolone
with variable chances of recovery. A controlled multicenter study is suggested to assess
epidemiology, etiology and prognosis of ATM.
Key Words: Transverse Myelitis, Sensory level, Methyl Prednisolone.

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