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Title: Acute transverse myelitis following dengue virus infection
Authors: Seet, R.C.S. 
Lim, E.C.H. 
Wilder-Smith, E.P.V. 
Keywords: Dengue
Transcranial magnetic stimulation
Transverse myelitis
Issue Date: Mar-2006
Citation: Seet, R.C.S., Lim, E.C.H., Wilder-Smith, E.P.V. (2006-03). Acute transverse myelitis following dengue virus infection. Journal of Clinical Virology 35 (3) : 310-312. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The spinal cord is infrequently affected following dengue virus infection. We report a case of transverse myelitis that developed 2 weeks after acute dengue infection and review the literature to elucidate the pathogenesis of spinal cord involvement in dengue infection. We postulate that temporal factors may play a role in the different clinical manifestations, i.e. that acute parainfectious dengue infection presents with flaccid paralysis, whereas late-stage (postinfectious) dengue infection, presents with spastic weakness. Further studies need to be performed to elucidate the mechanisms of spinal neurological damage in dengue. © 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Source Title: Journal of Clinical Virology
ISSN: 13866532
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcv.2005.08.006
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