Longitudinally Extensive Varicella-Zoster Virus Myelitis in a Patient With Multiple Sclerosis

  title={Longitudinally Extensive Varicella-Zoster Virus Myelitis in a Patient With Multiple Sclerosis},
  author={J. P. Cuello and Julia Romero and Fernando de Ory and C. de Andr{\'e}s},
  • J. P. Cuello, Julia Romero, +1 author C. de Andrés
  • Published 2013
  • Medicine
  • Spine
  • Study Design. Case report. Objective. To report this rare varicella-zoster virus (VZV) complication in a patient with multiple sclerosis. Summary of Background Data. Longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis is a spinal cord lesion that extends over 3 or more vertebral segments. A common feature in neuromyelitis optica, longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis can also occur in several other diseases. Methods. A 15-year-old boy with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, who has been… CONTINUE READING
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