Acute flaccid paralysis in the setting of viral myelitis: A case review series

Posted By Rachel Griggs
Acute flaccid paralysis in the setting of viral myelitis: A case review series

This is a case review series, reviewing three cases of viral myelitis linked to Enterovirus D68 recently treated at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. In this article, we compare our imaging findings with those described in the current literature. We also explore potential imaging and clinical differences between enteroviral serotypes, specifically between Enterovirus 71 and Enterovirus D68. Radiologists should be aware of the clinical and imaging findings associated with enteroviral myelitis. Enteroviral myelitis is an emerging cause of acute flaccid paralysis in the pediatric population, and as the laboratory diagnosis remains challenging, magnetic resonance imaging is the key diagnostic tool to differentiate enteroviral myelitis from other causes of acute flaccid paralysis.

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  • Roland Talanow 2015-12-13 23:32:18

    Thank you for this case. What is the additional value and new information, you are providing with your case series to the already existing literature?

    Thank you.

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  • Roland Talanow 2015-11-23 03:12:50

    Can you please describe the imaging differences to the other enteroviral myelitides. Thank you.

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  • Rachel Griggs 2015-11-20 00:03:13

    Please let me know if you have questions or would like additional information!

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