International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Case Studies | Medicine Science | India | Volume 7 Issue 3, March 2018 | Rating: 6.1 / 10


Severe Cervical Myelitis due to Chickenpox in an Immunocompetent Young Adult: A Rare Case Report

Dr. Dnyaneshwar V Jadhav | Dr. Aniket Pande | Dr. Anil Joshi [4]


Abstract: Varicella-zoster viruses complications involving the CNS are estimated to occur rarely, estimated approximately 0.01-0.3 %, especially in immune competent person. Transverse myelitis after Varicella-zoster virus in most patients is characterized by an abrupt onset of progressive weakness with sensory disturbance. We describe the case of 24 year-old male who experienced cervical transverse myelitis after chickenpox with inability to walk and with urinary retention with complete sensory loss Despite the initial rapid neurological deterioration, the symptoms dramatically improved after acyclovir and steroid administration with rehabilitation. We therefore propose that early medical intervention is necessary for better and earlier recovery.


Keywords: Transverse myelitis, Varicella zoster virus, Immunocompetent, Antiviral treatment


Edition: Volume 7 Issue 3, March 2018,


Pages: 820 - 821



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