Title

Acute necrotizing myelitis and acute motor axonal neuropathy in a COVID-19 patient

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-9-2020

Publication Title

Journal of neurology

Abstract

A 61-year-old woman with COVID 19 infection developed acute necrotizing myelitis (ANM) and acute motor axonal neuropathy (AMAN), a rare variant of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) without systemic signs of infection. MRI of the cervical spine demonstrated longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis, and EMG was consistent with the diagnosis of AMAN. CSF testing was negative for SARS-CoV-2. High dose steroids followed by plasma exchange were administered, and the patient made a clinical recovery. Immunotherapy has some role in fastening the improvement of immune-mediated neurological conditions associated with COVID-19.

PubMed ID

32772172

ePublication

ePub ahead of print

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