Japanese encephalitis presenting as transverse myelitis: An uncommon presentation

Authors

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32677/ijcr.v8i7.3417

Keywords:

Acute transverse myelitis, Japanese encephalitis, Paraparesis

Abstract

Japanese Encephalitis Virus (JEV) is the main cause of viral encephalitis in South East Asia. Commonly, it presents as an acute encephalitic syndrome with fever, headache, seizures, and altered sensorium as clinical manifestations. However, there can be atypical presentations such as acute transverse myelitis (ATM) as the initial manifestation. Clinicians should be aware of such possibilities and myelitis due to the JE virus should be considered as a differential in children presenting with encephalomyelitis.

Author Biography

Neeraj Elango

Assistant Professor, Dept of Paediatric neurology

Published

2022-08-10

How to Cite

Cornelius, L. P., Elango, N., & Jeyaram, venkateswaran K. . (2022). Japanese encephalitis presenting as transverse myelitis: An uncommon presentation. Indian Journal of Case Reports, 8(7), 222-224. https://doi.org/10.32677/ijcr.v8i7.3417

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Section

Case Report