Transverse myelitis associated with Zika virus infection: a Case Report

Beattriz Vaz Pereira Casagrande, Danielle Oliveira de Sousa, Adriana Kamilly Leitão Pitman Machado, Carolina Ribeiro Mainardi, Carolina Barros Kahwage
2018 International Archives of Medicine  
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
more » ... agnosis 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.
doi:10.3823/2543 fatcat:4axqblp3gjc5hlfbtllydmhalq