Mycoplasma pneumoniae-associated transverse myelitis presenting as asymmetric flaccid paralysis

  • Shafee Salloum | SalloumS@childrensdayton.org Department of Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Dayton Children’s Hospital, Dayton, Ohio, United States. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1233-3254
  • Ajay Goenka Department of Pediatric Neurology, Dayton Children’s Hospital, Dayton, Ohio, United States.
  • Elizabeth Ey Department of Pediatric Radiology, Dayton Children’s Hospital, Dayton, Ohio, United States.

Abstract

Acute transverse myelitis is a rare spinal cord inflammatory disorder that manifests as sudden onset of motor, sensory, and autonomic dysfunctions. Here, we report a case of acute transverse myelitis in a 13-year-old boy secondary to Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection. He presented with left facial palsy and contralateral upper extremity weakness without sensory or autonomic changes. The patient was diagnosed with transverse myelitis based on his magnetic resonance imaging findings, although his presentation was mainly motor dysfunction, which is more consistent with acute flaccid paralysis.

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2019-09-12
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Case Reports
Keywords:
Acute transverse myelitis, Acute flaccid myelitis, Mycoplasma pneumoniae
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Salloum, S., Goenka, A., & Ey, E. (2019). Mycoplasma pneumoniae-associated transverse myelitis presenting as asymmetric flaccid paralysis. Clinics and Practice, 9(3). https://doi.org/10.4081/cp.2019.1142