Longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis (LETM) following varicella infection in a 13-year immunocompetent child: A case report

Virender Kumar Gehlawat, Jaya Shankar Kaushik, Poonam Mehta, Geeta Gathwala, Rachana Dubey

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Varicella infection in children is a common self-limited illness with neurological complications in less than 0.1% of cases. Longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis (LETM) is uncommon in children following infection with varicella zoster virus. We describe a case of 13-year immunocompetent girl with LETM following varicella infection that had shown a dramatic clinical response to a combination of acyclovir and pulse steroids.  


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Transverse myelitis; varicella; chickenpox

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22037/ijcn.v13i1.16640

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