A case of acute transverse myelitis due to measles virus

Ayumi Endo, Tatsuo Fuchigami, Yuki Imai, Wakako Ishii, Chikako Arakawa, Ryutaro Kohira, Yukihiko Fujita, Hiroyuki Izumi, Hideo Mugishima

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A case of measles that developed myelitis is reported for the past 20 years, only nine pediatric cases including this case, have been reported in the literature. Moreover, there is no consensus about treatment. In the present case, steroid pulse therapy was, begun four days after the neurological symptoms appeared, and the prognosis was excellent. It is important to start steroid pulse therapy at the early stage in children with acute transverse myelitis after establishing the diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)405-408
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2009


  • Measles
  • Steroid pulse therapy
  • Transverse myelitis


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