Acute necrotizing myelitis and acute motor axonal neuropathy in a COVID-19 patient
Maideniuc C, and Memon AB. Acute necrotizing myelitis and acute motor axonal neuropathy in a COVID-19 patient. J Neurol 2020.
Journal of neurology
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.
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