DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2349-3933.ijam20221573

COVID-19 associated myelitis: case series

Vineet Sehgal, Shaifali Arora, Priyanshu Bansal, Saniya Kapila, Gaganpreet S. Bedi, Priyal .

Abstract


The coronavirus pandemic brought with it a wide range of clinical presentations. Earlier, the respiratory symptoms comprised most of the clinical picture. However, as more and more people got infected, many atypical presentations came into the limelight, especially the neurological manifestations. Spinal cord complications are widely reported, with COVID-19 associated myelitis constituting a big part. Through this report, we bring you a series of cases of COVID-19 associated myelitis to add to the already available data. We report four patients, two of whom developed longitudinally extensive myelitis (three or more vertebral segments). The other two suffered from multisegmented short-segment myelitis (less than three vertebral segments). COVID-19 myelitis can be seen during COVID-19 illness and post COVID. We aim to familiarize the medical community with this entity so that there is a minimum delay between the onset of the symptoms in the patient and the management of this complication, as the treatment is often gratifying.


Keywords


Myelitis, COVID, Longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis, Short-segment myelitis

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