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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626783/vanishing-spinal-cord-after-varicella-zoster-virus-myelitis
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María Sepúlveda, Javier Almeida, Joan Berenguer, Nuria Solá-Valls, Julia Saura, Yolanda Blanco, Sara Llufriu, Francesc Graus, Albert Saiz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Neurology® Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619428/neuromyelitis-optica-presenting-with-horner-syndrome-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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İrem Fatma Uludağ, Alp Sarıteke, Levent Öcek, Yaşar Zorlu, Ufuk Şener, Figen Tokuçoğlu, Burhanettin Uludağ
Neuromyelitis optica (NMO) is a demyelinating disease of the central nervous system that predominantly affects the spinal cord and optic nerves. We describe a 19 years old woman with left Horner syndrome (HS), who was diagnosed as NMO with characteristic longitudinally extensive myelitis and positive serum aquaporin-4 immunoglobulin G antibodies (AQP4-IgG). Our report describes one of the very rare ocular motor symptoms in NMO patients.
May 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617719/guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome-and-zika-virus-outbreaks
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Osvaldo J M Nascimento, Ivan R F da Silva
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Arboviruses have been associated with central and peripheral nervous system injuries, in special the flaviviruses. Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), transverse myelitis, meningoencephalitis, ophthalmological manifestations, and other neurological complications have been recently associated to Zika virus (ZIKV) infection. In this review, we aim to analyze the epidemiological aspects, possible pathophysiology, and what we have learned about the clinical and laboratory findings, as well as treatment of patients with ZIKV-associated neurological complications...
June 14, 2017: Current Opinion in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615427/acute-flaccid-myelitis-and-enterovirus-d68-d%C3%A3-j%C3%A3-vu-all-over-again
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EDITORIAL
Max Wiznitzer, Avindra Nath
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 14, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615421/outcomes-of-colorado-children-with-acute-flaccid-myelitis-at-1-year
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Jan A Martin, Kevin Messacar, Michele L Yang, John A Maloney, Jennifer Lindwall, Terri Carry, Patricia Kenyon, Stefan H Sillau, Joyce Oleszek, Kenneth L Tyler, Samuel R Dominguez, Teri L Schreiner
OBJECTIVE: We describe long-term functional, neurodiagnostic, and psychosocial outcomes of a cohort of 12 children from Colorado diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) in 2014. METHODS: Children were assessed every 3 months for 1 year or until clinical resolution. Assessments included neurologic examination, MRI, EMG/nerve conduction studies (NCS), functional measures (Assisting Hand Assessment, Hammersmith Functional Motor Scale), and Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System questionnaires...
June 14, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601290/suspected-bacterial-meningomyelitis-the-first-presenting-clinical-feature-of-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorder
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Xiang Li, Jie Lin, Sipei Pan, Yiyun Weng, Jia Li, Xu Zhang, Junhui Xia, Qiaowen Tong
A rare case of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder, suspected to be bacterial meningomyelitis as the initial manifestation, is reported. The patient presented with initial symptoms of meningomyelitis and fever. Cerebrospinal fluid analysis revealed pleocytosis (1280×10(6)/L [98% lymphocytes]) and glucose level of 1.8mmol/L. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed >3 vertebral, longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis and area postrema lesions. Right optic neuritis was experienced 20months after the first attack...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Neuroimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601284/aquaporin-4-antibody-positive-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorder-associated-with-esophageal-cancer
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Tomoya Kon, Tatsuya Ueno, Chieko Suzuki, Jinichi Nunomura, Shohei Igarashi, Tsugumi Sato, Masahiko Tomiyama
Autoimmune diseases are sometimes associated with neoplasms. A 70-year-old Japanese woman with myelitis, seropositive for aquaporin-4 (AQP4) antibody, was diagnosed with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD); thereafter an esophageal squamous cell carcinoma was identified. Immunohistochemically, her cancer was anti-AQP4 antibody negative. Her symptoms, imaging findings and AQP4 titer markedly improved with corticosteroid and anti-cancer therapies. Although AQP4 may be a paraneoplastic antigen, paraneoplastic syndrome could not be definitively diagnosed in this case...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Neuroimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584662/a-rare-case-of-acute-transverse-myelitis-associated-with-staphylococcusaureus-bacteremia-and-osteomyelitis
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Stamatis Karakonstantis, Despoina Galani, Sevasti Maragou, Asimina Koulouridi, Dimitra Kalemaki, Charalampos Lydakis
INTRODUCTION: Direct intramedullary infections are considered very rare. Only few reports of Staphylococcus aureus myelitis have been published. CASE PRESENTATION: Our patient, a 79-year-old male, presented with a 2-day history of high-grade fever and high inflammatory markers and progressively developed tetraplegia during hospitalization. Lumbar puncture revealed cerebrospinal fluid pleocytosis and a spinal cord MRI revealed transverse myelitis at the level of C3-C5 and possible osteomyelitis of C5-T1...
2017: Spinal Cord Series and Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580877/clinical-commentary-on-aquaporin-4-igg-positive-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorder-with-recurrent-short-partial-transverse-myelitis-and-favorable-prognosis-two-new-cases-by-wang-et-al
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Eoin P Flanagan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580873/aquaporin-4-igg-positive-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorder-with-recurrent-short-partial-transverse-myelitis-and-favorable-prognosis-two-new-cases
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Jinhua Zhang, Fang Liu, Yiqi Wang, Ying Yang, Yuehong Huang, Hongchen Zhao, Yong Bi, Tianming Shi, Shunyuan Guo, Meiping Wang
Understanding the characteristics of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) with recurrent short partial transverse myelitis (SPTM), which is very rare, contributes to the differential diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS). We present two Chinese aquaporin-4 immunoglobulin G (AQP4-IgG)-seropositive NMOSD cases who had at least twice SPTM during 4 and 6 years of follow-up, respectively. Their SPTMs have been mild and responded well to corticosteroids just like in the case of MS. The findings highlight the need of searching for serum AQP4-IgG (cell-based assay strongly recommended) in patients with recurrent SPTM and suggest that those patients may have a mild acute attack phase and favorable long-term prognosis...
April 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577289/immunoglobulin-responsive-chikungunya-encephalitis-two-case-reports
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Stephanie Suzanne de O Scott, Pedro Braga-Neto, Lícia Pacheco Pereira, Paulo Ribeiro Nóbrega, Francisco de Assis Aquino Gondim, Manoel Alves Sobreira-Neto, Claudia Carvalho Mendes Schiavon
Chikungunya virus is an alphavirus transmitted by the mosquito Aedes, mainly Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus, that can cause acute illness, mostly self-limited, characterized by fever, maculopapular rash, and disabling polyarthritis/arthralgia, with an incubation period of 1 to 12 days. Chikungunya was largely regarded as a non-fatal and self-limited disease, but recently, serious cases have been reported including some with severe involvement of the nervous system, such as meningoencephalitis, myelitis, polyradiculitis, and polyradiculoneuropathy...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Neurovirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571193/recurrent-longitudinally-extensive-myelitis-and-aquaporin-4-seronegativity-the-expanding-spectrum-of-neuromyelitis-optica
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Ravi Anadure, Coimbatore Sivasubramanian Narayanan, Govindaraj Varadraj
Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder (NMOSD) is a recently proposed unifying term for Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO), also known as Devic's disease and related syndromes. It is a relapsing inflammatory demyelinating disease that most commonly affects optic nerves and the spinal cord, leading to sudden vision loss or weakness in one or both eyes, and loss of sensation and bladder function. Though inflammation may also involve the brain, the lesions seen in NMO are different from Multiple Sclerosis (MS) which has a similar clinical course...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566141/bibrachial-plegia-due-to-lyme-radiculopoliomyelitis-myelitis
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Feras Akbik, Marcelo Matiello, Amanda Piquet, Tracey Cho, Adam Cohen, Nagagopal Venna
Nervous system involvement occurs in up to 15% of patients with Lyme disease, most commonly manifested as cranial neuropathy, lymphocytic meningitis, and or radiculoneuritis. We describe a patient with subacute radiculopoliomyelitis-myelitis matching the selective involvement of the anterior horns and roots of the cervical spinal cord seen on MRI and on electrodiagnostic studies. We demonstrate positive CSF Lyme antibodies and document a near-complete recovery with antibiotics. This case highlights the importance of recognizing an atypical presentation of Lyme disease in the setting of initial radiculitis and or myelitis, particularly given the potential for favorable outcomes with appropriate treatment...
July 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551037/a-child-with-acute-transverse-myelitis-requiring-permanent-pacemaker-implantation
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Masataka Fukuoka, Ichiro Kuki, Asako Horino, Kiyohiro Kim, Yuka Hattori, Hitomi Tsuji, Megumi Nukui, Shin Okazaki, Hisashi Kawawaki, Yoko Yoshida, Jyunichi Ishikawa, Hiroshi Rinka
We diagnosed a 3-year-old girl with acute transverse myelitis (ATM). She presented with weakness of the limbs and developed urination difficulty and respiratory disturbance. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a symmetric area of high signal intensity on T2-weighted images involving the lower end of the medulla oblongata to the level of the fourth thoracic vertebra. Anti-aquaporin-4 antibody was negative. She was treated with intravenous methylprednisolone pulse therapy, immunoglobulin therapy, and plasmapheresis; however, her clinical symptoms did not change...
May 24, 2017: Brain & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546874/acute-paraparesis-and-sensory-loss-following-intravenous-corticosteroid-administration-in-a-case-of-longitudinally-extensive-transverse-myelitis-caused-by-spinal-dural-arteriovenous-fistula-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Michael A DiSano, Russell Cerejo, MaryAnn Mays
INTRODUCTION: The underlying causes of longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis (LETM) are broad and include inflammatory processes, compression and spinal dural arteriovenous fistula (SDAVF). Presenting symptoms of SDAVF are nonspecific and often go misdiagnosed. Acute clinical deterioration from SDAVF has been described following exertion or valsalva. However, deterioration has been recently recognized following steroid administration and may contribute to increased morbidity. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe a 63-year-old woman with a 2-year history of intermittent lower extremity numbness and back pain, lumbar stenosis, who presented with subacute worsening of symptoms following a course of oral steroids for an upper respiratory infection...
2017: Spinal Cord Series and Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539913/herpes-simplex-virus-type-2-myelitis-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Raffaele Nardone, Viviana Versace, Francesco Brigo, Frediano Tezzon, Giulio Zuccoli, Slaven Pikija, Larissa Hauer, Johann Sellner
Non-traumatic myelopathies can result from a wide spectrum of conditions including inflammatory, ischemic, and metabolic disorders. Here, we describe the case of a 60-year old immunocompetent woman who developed acute back pain followed by rapidly ascending flaccid tetraparesis, a C6 sensory level, and sphincter dysfunction within 8 h. Acyclovir and steroids were started on day 2 and herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) was confirmed by polymerase chain reaction in cerebrospinal fluid. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a bilateral anterior horn tractopathy expanding from C2 to T2 and cervicothoracic cord swelling...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537458/chiari-i-malformation-in-children-with-transverse-myelitis
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Sathya Vadivelu, Sudhakar Vadivelu, Maureen Mealy, Smurti Patel, Libby Kosnik-Infinger, Daniel Becker
PURPOSE: Transverse myelitis (TM) is an acute inflammatory spinal cord injury. Asymptomatic Chiari I malformation (CMI) management is highly controversial, particularly when associated with a spinal syrinx. Here, we assess the occurrence of CMI in the pediatric TM population and management outcomes. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study based on 61 consecutively identified pediatric TM cases over an -8-year period. We reviewed demographic characteristics, radiographic findings, presenting symptoms, and long-term outcomes...
May 24, 2017: Developmental Neurorehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534040/elsberg-syndrome-a-rarely-recognized-cause-of-cauda-equina-syndrome-and-lower-thoracic-myelitis
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Filippo Savoldi, Timothy J Kaufmann, Eoin P Flanagan, Michel Toledano, Brian G Weinshenker
OBJECTIVE: Elsberg syndrome (ES) is an established but often unrecognized cause of acute lumbosacral radiculitis with myelitis related to recent herpes virus infection. We defined ES, determined its frequency in patients with cauda equina syndrome (CES) with myelitis, and evaluated its clinical, radiologic, and microbiologic features and outcomes. METHODS: We searched the Mayo Clinic medical records for ES and subsequently for combinations of index terms to identify patients with suspected CES and myelitis...
July 2017: Neurology® Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533781/myelin-oligodendrocyte-glycoprotein-deciphering-a-target-in-inflammatory-demyelinating-diseases
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REVIEW
Patrick Peschl, Monika Bradl, Romana Höftberger, Thomas Berger, Markus Reindl
Myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG), a member of the immunoglobulin (Ig) superfamily, is a myelin protein solely expressed at the outermost surface of myelin sheaths and oligodendrocyte membranes. This makes MOG a potential target of cellular and humoral immune responses in inflammatory demyelinating diseases. Due to its late postnatal developmental expression, MOG is an important marker for oligodendrocyte maturation. Discovered about 30 years ago, it is one of the best-studied autoantigens for experimental autoimmune models for multiple sclerosis (MS)...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531943/recent-trends-in-zikv-research-a-step-away-from-cure
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REVIEW
Aftab Alam, Nikhat Imam, Anam Farooqui, Shahnawaz Ali, Md Zubbair Malik, Romana Ishrat
Zika virus (ZikV) is a member of the Flaviviridae virus family, genus Flavivirus has emerged as a potential threat to human health worldwide. Consequences of vertical infections includes microcephaly with brain and eye anomalies, and adult infections includes Guillain-Barrésyndrome (GBS), brain ischemia, myelitis and meningoencephalitis. To develop a better treatment, many efforts are being made, like drug-repurposing concept for FDA-approved drugs for antiviral activity are screened against ZikV infection and emerging as a promising alternative to expedite drug development and various vaccines like DNA, ZPIV, LAIV, mRNA and AGS-v vaccines have been designed and in under clinical trial phases...
July 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
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