Acute flaccid weakness with myelopathy and peripheral nerve involvement in 2 children: Recent characterization of a previously observed phenomenon.

@article{Olive2016AcuteFW,
  title={Acute flaccid weakness with myelopathy and peripheral nerve involvement in 2 children: Recent characterization of a previously observed phenomenon.},
  author={Gemma Olive and Antonia A Clarke and Katja Doerholt and Vasantha Gowda and Atta Siddiqui and Ming J Lim},
  journal={European journal of paediatric neurology : EJPN : official journal of the European Paediatric Neurology Society},
  year={2016},
  volume={20 6},
  pages={948-952}
}
BACKGROUND Acute flaccid weakness may be the first presentation of acute transverse myelitis (ATM), an immune-mediated central nervous system disorder or may be the first presentation of anterior horn cell syndrome or peripheral nervous system disease. CASE REPORTS We describe two previously healthy female infants who presented with acute flaccid paralysis and encephalopathy. Neuroimaging revealed central cord signal changes in both cases and surprisingly electrophysiological studies… CONTINUE READING
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