Acta Medica Iranica 2010. 0(No. 6):417-418.

Cervical Transverse Myelitis After Chickenpox in An Immunocompetent Patient
Mehrnaz Rasoolinejad, Zahra Abdi Layali, Esfandiar Shojaei, Saeed Kalantari


Varicella-zoster viruses complications involving the CNS are estimated to occur rarely, transverse myelitis after Varicella-zoster virus in most patients is characterized by an abrupt onset of progressive weakness and sensory disturbance in the lower extremities , like other viruses. We describe the case of 17 year-old boy who experienced cervical transverse myelitis after chickenpox with inability to walk and with urinary retention. He was not treated with any medication but complete revovery has been occured.


Myelitis, transverse; chickenpox; immunocompetence

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