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Longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis following acute COVID-19 infection.

Authors
  • Fumery, Thibault1
  • Baudar, Coline1
  • Ossemann, Michel1
  • London, Frédéric2
  • 1 Department of Neurology, Université catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain), CHU UCL Namur, Yvoir, Belgium. , (Belgium)
  • 2 Department of Neurology, Université catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain), CHU UCL Namur, Yvoir, Belgium. Electronic address: [email protected] , (Belgium)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Multiple sclerosis and related disorders
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2021
Volume
48
Pages
102723–102723
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.msard.2020.102723
PMID: 33388559
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a new illness caused by a novel coronavirus, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). With the increasing number of confirmed cases and the accumulating clinical data, a broad spectrum of neurological complications has been reported in the literature, including encephalopathy, stroke, Guillain-Barré syndrome, meningo-encephalitis, acute necrotizing hemorrhagic encephalopathy, and inflammatory central nervous system syndromes. Here, we describe the case of a 38-year-old woman presenting with longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis, revealed by bilateral lower limb weakness, decreased sensation below the Th4 level and urinary retention, and occuring 15 days after she had been diagnosed with COVID-19. Copyright © 2020 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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