ACUTE TRANSVERSE MYELITIS IN CHILDREN
AbstractA 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 ofthe spinal cord on imaging and ruling out differential diagnoses like Guillain-Barre syndrome(GBS) and Poliomyelitis. The proposed treatment is intravenous (IV) methyl prednisolonewith variable chances of recovery. A controlled multicenter study is suggested to assessepidemiology, etiology and prognosis of ATM.Key Words: Transverse Myelitis, Sensory level, Methyl Prednisolone.
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