To start immune therapy or not? An unusual presentation of longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis with pyrexia

To start immune therapy or not? An unusual presentation of longitudinally extensive transverse... Journal of Neurology (2018) 265:1463–1465 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00415-018-8879-7 LE T TER TO  THE   EDITORS To start immune therapy or not? An unusual presentation of longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis with pyrexia 1,2 1,2 1,3 1,2 E. Rounis  · M. I. Leite  · P. M. Pretorius  · A. Sen Received: 22 February 2018 / Revised: 19 April 2018 / Accepted: 22 April 2018 / Published online: 3 May 2018 © Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature 2018 Keywords Transverse myelitis · Neuro-myelitis optica spectrum disorders · MOG-antibodies Dear Sirs, beta2 microglobulin, rheumatoid factor, complement levels and serum angiotensin converting enzyme were normal or We present the case of a patient with rapidly progressive negative. transverse myelitis and fevers. Initial cerebrospinal ui fl d (CSF) analysis revealed a white A 26-year-old man, with no recent history of illnesses or cell count of 379 × 10 (90% lymphocytes, 10% polymorphs; foreign travel, was transferred to the John Radcliffe Hospital there were 356 × 10 red cells). No organisms were grown. in Oxford with a 5-day history of bladder disturbance and The CSF protein was marginally elevated at 600 mg/L. CSF loss of perineal sensation, followed by ascending sensorimo- glucose was normal. Oligoclonal IgG bands were paired tor deficits, beginning in his legs and spreading to his http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Neurology Springer Journals

To start immune therapy or not? An unusual presentation of longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis with pyrexia

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Springer Journals
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Copyright © 2018 by Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature
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Medicine & Public Health; Neurology; Neurosciences; Neuroradiology
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0340-5354
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1432-1459
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10.1007/s00415-018-8879-7
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Journal of Neurology (2018) 265:1463–1465 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00415-018-8879-7 LE T TER TO  THE   EDITORS To start immune therapy or not? An unusual presentation of longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis with pyrexia 1,2 1,2 1,3 1,2 E. Rounis  · M. I. Leite  · P. M. Pretorius  · A. Sen Received: 22 February 2018 / Revised: 19 April 2018 / Accepted: 22 April 2018 / Published online: 3 May 2018 © Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature 2018 Keywords Transverse myelitis · Neuro-myelitis optica spectrum disorders · MOG-antibodies Dear Sirs, beta2 microglobulin, rheumatoid factor, complement levels and serum angiotensin converting enzyme were normal or We present the case of a patient with rapidly progressive negative. transverse myelitis and fevers. Initial cerebrospinal ui fl d (CSF) analysis revealed a white A 26-year-old man, with no recent history of illnesses or cell count of 379 × 10 (90% lymphocytes, 10% polymorphs; foreign travel, was transferred to the John Radcliffe Hospital there were 356 × 10 red cells). No organisms were grown. in Oxford with a 5-day history of bladder disturbance and The CSF protein was marginally elevated at 600 mg/L. CSF loss of perineal sensation, followed by ascending sensorimo- glucose was normal. Oligoclonal IgG bands were paired tor deficits, beginning in his legs and spreading to his

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Journal of NeurologySpringer Journals

Published: May 3, 2018

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