Acta Scientific Neurology (ASNE) (ISSN: 2582-1121)

Case Report Volume 4 Issue 12

Co-existence of Acute Transverse Myelitis and Guillain Barre Syndrome in a Child Following Mumps Infection: A Case Report and Review of Literature

Rajniti Prasad*, Pradhap K and Meenakshi Pandey

Division of Pediatric Neurology, Institute of Medical Sciences, B.H.U., Varanasi, India

*Corresponding Author: Rajniti Prasad, Professor and Chief, Division of Pediatric Neurology, Department of Pediatrics, Institute of Medical Sciences, B.H.U., Varanasi, India.

Received: August 16, 2021; Published: November 10, 2021


The co-existence of Acute transverse myelitis (ATM) and Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) as a result of auto antibodies directed against self-neural antigens following mumps infection in children is rare. We present a 3-years boy admitted with weakness of both lower limbs with provisional diagnosis of transverse myelitis based on clinical and MRI findings. The patient was treated with intravenous methylprednisolone without significant recovery. The diagnosis was later revised to include GBS on the basis of CSF analysis and neurophysiological evidence of acute motor axonal neuropathy. A dual pathology of ATM and GBS may require intensive therapy directed against both diseases.

Keywords: Acute Transverse Myelitis; Guillain-Barre Syndrome; Mumps


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Citation: Rajniti Prasad., et al. “Co-existence of Acute Transverse Myelitis and Guillain Barre Syndrome in a Child Following Mumps Infection: A Case Report and Review of Literature”. Acta Scientific Neurology 4.12 (2021): 07-11.


Copyright: © 2021 Rajniti Prasad., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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