Acute Transverse Myelitis


A 35 year old man suddenly developing weakness of all four limbs. H/O preceding viral fever was present. Patient not a diabetic,hypertensive .Non smoker, non drinker.No risk factors 


MRI revealed diffuse long segment swelling with T2 hyperintense signal noted from cervico-medullary region upto conus medullaris with pathchy contrast enhancement in the absence of any compressive cord pathology.

Routine blood,CSF were also tested & with radiological features diagnosed as Acute Transverse Myelitis. He was admitted ,admistered steroids with other medications & recovered with approx 60% motor function after 1 week 

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