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Korean J Pediatr. 2009 Mar;52(3):380-384. English. Case Report.
Kim MY , Suh ES .
Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Soonchunhyang University, Seoul, Korea. essuh@hosp.sch.ac.kr
Abstract

Acute transverse myelitis (ATM) in most patients is characterized by an abrupt onset of progressive weakness and sensory disturbance in the lower extremities with a preceding viral infection such as Epstein-Barr, herpes simplex, influenza, mumps and Varicella-zoster viruses (VZV). Although less frequent, some residual deficits including bladder dysfunction or weakness in the lower extremities may follow ATM, from which recovery usually begins within the first week of the onset of symptoms. In this report, we describe the case of a 9-year-old girl who experienced ATM following chickenpox and had bladder dysfunction as a sequela.

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