Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
 
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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 92-96

Post chicken pox neurological sequelae: Three distinct presentations


1 Department of Medicine, EKO CT & MRI Scan Centre, Medical College and Hospitals, 88-College Street, Kolkata -700 073, India
2 MRI-Section, EKO CT & MRI Scan Centre, Medical College and Hospitals, 88-College Street, Kolkata -700 073, India

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M A Hashmi
MRI-Section, EKO CT & MRI Scan Centre, Medical College and Hospitals Campus, 88-College Street, Kolkata - 700 073
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DOI: 10.4103/0976-3147.71718

PMID: 21808511

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Varicella zoster infection is known to cause neurological involvement. The infection is usually self-limiting and resolves without sequelae. We present a series of three cases with neurological presentations following chicken pox infection. The first case is a case of meningitis, cerebellitis and polyradiculopathy, the second is a florid case of acute infective demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (Guillian-Barrι syndrome) in a middle-aged female and the third case is a young man in whom we diagnosed acute transverse myelitis. All these cases presented with distinct neurological diagnoses and the etiology was established on the basis of history and serological tests confirmatory for chicken pox. The cases responded differently to treatment and the patients were left with minimum disability.


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