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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441246/spinal-cord-infarction-mimicking-acute-transverse-myelitis
#1
Nilesh H Pawar, Ealing Loke, Derrick C Aw
Spinal cord infarction (SCI) is a rare type of stroke. The initial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is usually normal and can mimic the presentation of the acute transverse myelitis (ATM), acute inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, and compressive myelopathies from neoplasm, epidural or subdural hematoma, or abscess. The aim of this report is to describe and discuss the case of a patient with SCI presenting as a diagnostic confusion with acute transverse myelitis. A 64-year-old male with a medical history of hypertension presented with an acute onset of urinary retention with lower limb weakness...
December 6, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440316/glial-fibrillary-acidic-protein-antibody-positive-meningoencephalomyelitis
#2
Angeliki Zarkali, Oliver Cousins, Dilan Athauda, Samuel Moses, Nicholas Moran, Sreedharan Harikrishnan
Glial fibrillary acidic protein antibody-positive meningoencephalomyelitis is a newly described, possibly under-recognised, severe inflammatory condition of the nervous system. The clinical presentation is variable but most commonly is a combination of meningitis, encephalitis and myelitis; other manifestations may include seizures, psychiatric symptoms and tremor. There is a significant association with malignancies, often occult, and with other autoimmune conditions. Although the disease responds well to corticosteroids acutely, it typically relapses when these are tapered, and so patients need long-term immunosuppression...
February 9, 2018: Practical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434480/a-rare-presentation-of-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorders
#3
Navneet K Singh, Alexander J Sweidan, Sarah Strube, Ignacio Carrillo-Nunez
Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders (NMOSDs) are a set of demyelinating disorders that primarily target the optic nerves and the spinal cord. Previously thought to be a subset of multiple sclerosis (MS), now is recognized as a distinct entity. We present a 59-year-old female patient who was admitted for acute upper and lower extremity weakness. The patient had woken up from sleep with sudden onset of weakness. Patient was initially diagnosed with a right hemispheric stroke; however, magnetic resonance imaging of the cervical spine later performed showed abnormal enhancement from C2-C4, representing transverse myelitis...
2018: Clinical Medicine Insights. Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433112/-zika-virus-and-guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome
#4
Haruki Koike
Recent studies revealed an association between Zika virus infection and a variety of neurological disorders, including microcephaly, meningoencephalitis, myelitis, and Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS). Following the first report of a patient diagnosed with GBS after Zika virus infection in December 2013, the number of GBS patients significantly increased in endemic countries, such as French-Polynesia and Latin American countries. Electrophysiological studies suggested that patients suffering from GBS associated with Zika virus infection manifest acute inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (AIDP), rather than acute motor axonal neuropathy (AMAN)...
February 2018: Brain and Nerve, Shinkei Kenkyū No Shinpo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433111/-acute-flaccid-myelitis
#5
Ryutaro Kira
Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) is a newly defined, rare, but clinically distinct syndrome of acute flaccid paralysis with spinal motor neuron involvement of unknown etiology. Clusters of AFM coincided with a nationwide outbreak of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) in the United States during autumn to winter of 2014 and in Japan during the autumn of 2015. Although EV-D68 was detected in only 20% of the AFM patients, mainly from respiratory specimens without apparent viral detection from blood and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) samples, strong temporal associations were noted...
February 2018: Brain and Nerve, Shinkei Kenkyū No Shinpo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432457/the-spectrum-of-neurological-disease-associated-with-zika-and-chikungunya-viruses-in-adults-in-rio-de-janeiro-brazil-a-case-series
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Ravi Mehta, Cristiane Nascimento Soares, Raquel Medialdea-Carrera, Mark Ellul, Marcus Tulius Texeira da Silva, Anna Rosala-Hallas, Marcia Rodrigues Jardim, Girvan Burnside, Luciana Pamplona, Maneesh Bhojak, Radhika Manohar, Gabriel Amorelli Medeiros da Silva, Marcus Vinicius Adriano, Patricia Brasil, Rita Maria Ribeiro Nogueira, Carolina Cardoso Dos Santos, Lance Turtle, Patricia Carvalho de Sequeira, David W Brown, Michael J Griffiths, Ana Maria Bispo de Filippis, Tom Solomon
BACKGROUND: During 2015-16 Brazil experienced the largest epidemic of Zika virus ever reported. This arthropod-borne virus (arbovirus) has been linked to Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) in adults but other neurological associations are uncertain. Chikungunya virus has caused outbreaks in Brazil since 2014 but associated neurological disease has rarely been reported here. We investigated adults with acute neurological disorders for Zika, chikungunya and dengue, another arbovirus circulating in Brazil...
February 12, 2018: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29424413/-acute-polyradiculoneuropathy-associated-with-human-herpes-virus-7-in-an-immunocompetent-patient-case-report
#7
Paula Jara, José Manuel Matamala, Renato Verdugo, Luis Thompson
Human herpes virus 7 (HHV-7) is a cause of encephalitis, meningitis and myeloradiculoneuropathy in adults who are immunocompetent or with immunosuppression. The involvement of the peripheral nervous system is always associated with myelitis. We report a case of acute polyradiculoneuropathy due to HHV-7, without involvement of central nervous system, in an immunocompetent patient. A 35-years-old man complained of lumbar pain radiating to both buttocks. On examination muscle strength and tendon reflexes were normal...
September 2017: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29423614/mri-of-the-first-event-in-pediatric-acquired-demyelinating-syndromes-with-antibodies-to-myelin-oligodendrocyte-glycoprotein
#8
Matthias Baumann, Astrid Grams, Tanja Djurdjevic, Eva-Maria Wendel, Christian Lechner, Bettina Behring, Astrid Blaschek, Katharina Diepold, Astrid Eisenkölbl, Joel Fluss, Michael Karenfort, Johannes Koch, Bahadir Konuşkan, Steffen Leiz, Andreas Merkenschlager, Daniela Pohl, Mareike Schimmel, Charlotte Thiels, Barbara Kornek, Kathrin Schanda, Markus Reindl, Kevin Rostásy
Antibodies against the myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG-Ab) can be detected in various pediatric acquired demyelinating syndromes (ADS). Here, we analyze the spectrum of neuroradiologic findings in children with MOG-Ab and a first demyelinating event. The cerebral and spinal MRI of 69 children with different ADS was assessed in regard to the distribution and characteristics of lesions. Children with acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (n = 36) or neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (n = 5) presented an imaging pattern characterized predominantly by poorly demarcated lesions with a wide supra- and infratentorial distribution...
February 8, 2018: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29396069/cytomegalovirus-associated-longitudinally-extensive-transverse-myelitis-and-acute-hepatitis-in-an-immunocompetent-adult
#9
Wai Foong Hooi, Abhishek Malhotra, James Pollard
Cytomegalovirus can cause severe disease in immunocompromised patients including encephalomyelitis, hepatitis, pneumonitis, colitis and retinitis. CMV induced myelitis and hepatitis are rare in immunocompetent patients. Following a thorough search on the literature using pubmed, there were only 10 well documented CMV-induced transverse myelitis cases reported worldwide. We report a healthy young male who developed longitudinal extensive transverse myelitis and acute hepatitis secondary to CMV infection. Our case is different from the other cases as our patient had concurrent acute hepatitis and received plasma exchange therapy (PLEX) in addition to pulsed steroids and antivirals...
January 26, 2018: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29394711/-a-case-report-of-long-term-survival-after-excision-for-needle-tract-implantation-of-biopsy-and-hepatectomy-for-cholangiocarcinoma-with-gall-bladder-hemorrhage
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Kotaro Miyazawa, Shigeru Yoshioka, Masayuki Shiobara, Kazuo Wakatsuki, Syuka Arai, Kosuke Suda, Toshiaki Aida, Tetsutaro Miyoshi, Hirofumi Saito, Kazuto Yamazaki
A 77-year-old men with abdominal pain suffered from gall bladder hemorrhage and liver abcess was admitted for intensive care of severe acute cholangitis. He had hemobilia which was treated by the endoscopic retrograde bile duct drainage. After 2 months treatment with rest for purulent myelitis, he had neoplastic change of liver abcess diagnosed as intrahepatic bile duct cancer by percutaneous core needle biopsy. He underwent surgery as central bisegmentectomy and left the hospital at home 3 months later after rehabilitation for surgical site infection...
November 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29388926/-the-role-of-the-neurophysiological-methods-in-the-assessment-of-the-effectiveness-of-the-rehabilitation-of-sensorimotor-disturbances-associated-with-the-lesions-of-the-central-nervous-system-at-the-spinal-cord-level
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E V Ekusheva, V B Voitenkov, N V Skripchenko, I G Samoilova, V A Filimonov
AIM: The objective of the present study was the evaluation and comparison of the effectiveness of the differential approaches to the neurorehabilitation of the somatosensory disturbances in the patients presenting with the spinal cord lesions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 68 patients with spinal cord lesions were enrolled in the study, including 38 suffering from vascular myelopathy, 18 with the consequences of extramedullar meningioma surgery, 12 with the sequelae of acute transverse myelitis...
December 28, 2017: Voprosy Kurortologii, Fizioterapii, i Lechebnoĭ Fizicheskoĭ Kultury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29386095/the-association-between-acute-flaccid-myelitis-afm-and-enterovirus-d68-ev-d68-what-is-the-evidence-for-causation
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Amalie Dyda, Sacha Stelzer-Braid, Dillon Adam, Abrar A Chughtai, C Raina MacIntyre
BackgroundEnterovirus D68 (EV-D68) has historically been a sporadic disease, causing occasional small outbreaks of generally mild infection. In recent years, there has been evidence of an increase in EV-D68 infections globally. Large outbreaks of EV-D68, with thousands of cases, occurred in the United States, Canada and Europe in 2014. The outbreaks were associated temporally and geographically with an increase in clusters of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM). Aims: We aimed to evaluate a causal association between EV-D68 and AFM...
January 2018: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29385753/a-mouse-model-of-enterovirus-d68-infection-for-assessment-of-the-efficacy-of-inactivated-vaccine
#13
Chao Zhang, Xueyang Zhang, Wenlong Dai, Qingwei Liu, Pei Xiong, Shuxia Wang, Lanlan Geng, Sitang Gong, Zhong Huang
In recent years, enterovirus D68 (EVD68) has been reported increasingly to be associated with severe respiratory tract infections and acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) in children all over the world. Yet, no effective vaccines or antiviral drugs are currently available for EVD68. Although several experimental animal models have been developed, immunogenicity and protective efficacy of inactivated EVD68 vaccines has not been fully evaluated. To promote the development of vaccines, we established an Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) suckling mouse model of EVD68 infection in this study...
January 30, 2018: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29384915/longitudinal-extensive-transverse-myelitis-with-an-abnormal-uflc-ratio-in-a-pediatric-patient-case-report-and-literature-review
#14
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Po-Chang Hsu, Shyi-Jou Chen
RATIONALE: The serum and urine-free light chain (sFLC/uFLC) ratios of kappa (κ) to lambda (λ) serve as biomarkers for plasma cell disorders, especially multiple myeloma. However, to our best knowledge, the ratios have not been appropriately assessed for acute transverse myelitis (ATM). PATIENT CONCERNS: We present a 12-year-old boy who had sudden onset low back pain following paralysis of his 4 extremities and disturbance consciousness. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain and spine indicated diffuse hyperintensity in T2-weighted images from the cervical spinal cord to the conus medullaris...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29382812/evaluation-and-management-of-spinal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-in-a-patient-with-lupus-vasculitis
#15
Ryan M Glynn, Madeline R Garza, Franco M Campanella
BACKGROUND Isolated spinal artery subarachnoid hemorrhage is a rare occurrence in the general population, but occurs more commonly as one of many neurologic sequela of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The etiology of a neurologic deficit in an SLE patient is often multifactorial. Comorbid conditions, such as antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, predispose to stroke. Other diagnoses, including transverse myelitis, may also be attributed to local inflammation. CASE REPORT A 37-year-old woman with SLE and antiphospholipid antibody syndrome experienced severe back pain followed by sudden paralysis and sensory loss below the T2 level...
January 31, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29375121/guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome-transverse-myelitis-and-infectious-diseases
#16
REVIEW
Yhojan Rodríguez, Manuel Rojas, Yovana Pacheco, Yeny Acosta-Ampudia, Carolina Ramírez-Santana, Diana M Monsalve, M Eric Gershwin, Juan-Manuel Anaya
Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) and transverse myelitis (TM) both represent immunologically mediated polyneuropathies of major clinical importance. Both are thought to have a genetic predisposition, but as of yet no specific genetic risk loci have been clearly defined. Both are considered autoimmune, but again the etiologies remain enigmatic. Both may be induced via molecular mimicry, particularly from infectious agents and vaccines, but clearly host factor and co-founding host responses will modulate disease susceptibility and natural history...
January 29, 2018: Cellular & Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29372173/acute-transverse-myelitis-caused-by-echovirus-11-in-a-pediatric-patient-case-report-and-review-of-the-current-literature
#17
Heidi L Moline, Peter I Karachunski, Anna Strain, Jayne Griffith, Cynthia Kenyon, Mark R Schleiss
A 12-year-old boy presented with acute flaccid weakness of the right upper extremity and was found to have acute flaccid myelitis with transverse myelitis involving the cervical cord (C1-T1). An interdisciplinary team-based approach was undertaken, including input from a generalist, an infectious diseases physician, and a pediatric neurologist. Consultation was sought from the Minnesota Department of Health to investigate for a potential etiology and source of the responsible infection. Evaluation for an infectious etiology demonstrated infection with human echovirus 11...
2018: Child Neurology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29370243/inhibition-of-ev71-by-curcumin-in-intestinal-epithelial-cells
#18
Hsing-I Huang, Chi-Chong Chio, Jhao-Yin Lin
EV71 is a positive-sense single-stranded RNA virus that belongs to the Picornaviridae family. EV71 infection may cause various symptoms ranging from hand-foot-and-mouth disease to neurological pathological conditions such as aseptic meningitis, ataxia, and acute transverse myelitis. There is currently no effective treatment or vaccine available. Various compounds have been examined for their ability to restrict EV71 replication. However, most experiments have been performed in rhabdomyosarcoma or Vero cells...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29359421/acute-myelitis-associated-with-human-herpesvirus-7-infection
#19
Tomoyuki Fukuhara, Katsunori Fujii, Tomoko Ogawa, Tadashi Shiohama, Naoki Shimojo
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January 23, 2018: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350608/acute-transverse-myelitis-following-scrub-typhus-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#20
Hyun-Seung Ryu, Bong Ju Moon, Jae-Young Park, Sang-Deok Kim, Seung-Kwon Seo, Jung-Kil Lee
Context Scrub typhus is an acute febrile disease caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi. The disease can usually involve the lungs, heart, liver, spleen and brain through hematogenous dissemination. However, very rarely, acute transverse myelitis in the spinal cord develops from scrub typhus. We present a case of acute transverse myelitis following scrub typhus with a review of the literature. Findings A 66-year-old male visited a hospital for general myalgia, mild headache, and fever in October. He was noted to have thick, black papule skin on his abdomen, which was highly suggestive of scrub typhus...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
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