Title

Acute transverse myelitis in children

Document Type

Report

Department

Paediatrics and Child Health

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.

Publication

Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad : JAMC