Transverse myelitis associated with Zika virus infection: a Case Report

  • Beattriz Vaz Pereira Casagrande Hospital Ophir Loyola
  • Danielle Oliveira de Sousa Universidade do Estado do Pará
  • Adriana Kamilly Leitão Pitman Machado Universidade do Estado do Pará
  • Carolina Ribeiro Mainardi Universidade do Estado do Pará
  • Carolina Barros Kahwage Centro Hospitalar Jean Bitar

Abstract

Title: Transverse myelitis associated with Zika virus infection: a Case Report.: The zika virus belongs to the family flaviviridae, and is transmitted by the arthropod Aedes aegypt. Its major importance is related to the several debilitating neurological manifestations associated with it, such as transverse myelitis.


Case: The authors report a case of transverse myelitis in a patient with a previous diagnosis of Zika virus infection. After the image exams and serology, the diagnosis was confirmed and treatment with prednisone was performed with an unsatisfactory clinical outcome.


Conclusion: Brazil is the country of greatest concern worldwide due to the thousands of Zika cases with associated neurological complications, causing sequels and physical disabilities. However, cases worldwide have increased substantially.

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Published
2018-01-02
How to Cite
CASAGRANDE, Beattriz Vaz Pereira et al. Transverse myelitis associated with Zika virus infection: a Case Report. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 11, jan. 2018. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <http://imedicalsociety.org/ojs/index.php/iam/article/view/2760>. Date accessed: 19 nov. 2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.3823/2543.
Section
Neurology

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