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1- Pediatric Intensivist, Department of Pediatrics, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.
2- Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.
3- Pediatric Intensivist, Neonatal Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.
4- Department of Pediatric Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.
5- Pulmonary fellowship, Internal Department, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.
6- Assistant Professor of Pediatric Intensive Care, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical sciences, Mashhad, Iran. , Sezavardm@mums.ac.ir
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Introduction: Several studies show neurological manifestation and complications related to certain coronavirus genotypes including severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). In this study, we examined one of the rare clinical manifestations of Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), which was one of the first cases of acute transverse myelitis in children in the world.
Case presentation: This case report was dedicated to a little girl with COVID-19 who was admitted with weakness, lethargy, and constipation.  The magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed signal changes accompanied by edema. The patient did not show an optimal response to the methyl prednisolone succinate and intravenous human immunoglobulins (IVIG), and experienced cardiorespiratory arrest. The patient was eventually discharged with partial recovery in limb force.
Conclusion: This study demonstrates the importance of rapid diagnosis and treatment of the sequelae of COVID-19 infections.
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Type of Study: Case Report and Review of Literature | Subject: Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Received: 2021/08/17 | Accepted: 2021/10/18

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