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Asian Institute of Research, Journal Publication, Journal Academics, Education Journal, Asian Institute
Asian Institute of Research, Journal Publication, Journal Academics, Education Journal, Asian Institute

Journal of Health and Medical Sciences

ISSN 2622-7258

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Published: 06 March 2023

Acute Transverse Myelitis as a Neurologic Complication in an Asymptomatic COVID-19 patient

Philip Rico P. Mejia, Valmarie S. Estrada

Cardinal Santos Medical Center (Philippines), University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center (Philippines)

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Pages: 34-39

Keywords: Asymptomatic Patient, Covid-19, Transverse Myelitis, Case Report


We report a case of a female presenting with sudden onset of bilateral lower extremity weakness and hyperesthesia and was managed as case of acute transverse myelitis. Diagnostics such as CSF analysis, autoimmune and infectious workups were unremarkable. However, patient tested positive for COVID-19 incidentally since she didn’t present any COVID-19-related pulmonary or systemic symptoms. Thoracolumbosacral spine Magnetic resonance imaging revealed longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis. She was then administered with intravenous methylprednisolone pulse therapy and underwent extensive physical rehabilitation with marked improvement during outpatient follow-up.


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