Acute Flaccid Myelitis is a relatively new and rare disease entity which was recognized for the first time in United States in 20121. Usually children below 18 years of age present with sudden onset rapidly progressive flaccid paralysis sometimes following upper respiratory tract infection. To date no cases have been reported from Afghanistan and Pakistan. We are reporting case of a young girl who presented with sudden onset flaccid paralysis and respiratory distress. Her MRI Cervical spine showed longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis. One year after the onset of disease flaccid paraparesis continued despite various treatments. It is important to report cases of acute flaccid myelitis as it is a new disease with poor prognosis. People including clinicians are not aware of it.
Yusuf, Hina; Ahmad, Arsalan; and Khan, Ejaz Ahmed
"Is it really transverse myelitis? Acute flaccid Myelitis a rare entity.,"
Pakistan Journal of Neurological Sciences (PJNS): Vol. 14:
2, Article 3.
Available at: https://ecommons.aku.edu/pjns/vol14/iss2/3