Acute transverse myelitis in children
Paediatrics and Child Health
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.
Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad : JAMC
Masood, S. A.,
(2006). Acute transverse myelitis in children. Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad : JAMC, 18(2), 90-92.
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