Cervical Transverse Myelitis After Chickenpox in An Immunocompetent Patient

  • Mehrnaz Rasoolinejad Department of Infectious Diseases, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Zahra Abdi Layali Department of Infectious Diseases, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Esfandiar Shojaei Department of Infectious Diseases, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Saeed Kalantari Department of Infectious Diseases, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Keywords: Myelitis, transverse, chickenpox, immunocompetence

Abstract

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.

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Rasoolinejad M, Abdi Layali Z, Shojaei E, Kalantari S. Cervical Transverse Myelitis After Chickenpox in An Immunocompetent Patient. Acta Med Iran. (No. 6):417-418.
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