Enteroviral Meningitis and Concurrent Peripheral Motor Axonal Polyneuropathy

Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, Nashville, TN, USA.
The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal (Impact Factor: 2.72). 02/2012; 31(2):206-8. DOI: 10.1097/INF.0b013e31823a0d6e
Source: PubMed


Enteroviral infections can cause acute flaccid paralysis resulting from anterior myelitis, but the occurrence of axonal polyneuropathy is not well described. We report an 8-year-old boy who presented with symmetric, ascending flaccid paralysis and was diagnosed with concurrent echovirus type 9 viral meningitis.

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