Acute motor axonal neuropathy in childhood: Clinical and MRI findings

John P. Phillips, John Kincaid, Bhuwan P. Garg

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Abstract

Clinical and radiologic findings in a child with acute motor axonal neuropathy are reported. A 16-year-old boy with mild cerebral palsy presented 1 week after an upper respiratory tract infection with low back pain, ascending weakness, and areflexia. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) examination revealed albuminocytological dissociation. Serial electromyograms (EMGs) with nerve conduction velocity (NCV) studies revealed findings of motor axonal neuropathy. Spine MRI revealed enhancement of the cauda equina. Acute motor axonal neuropathy (AMAN) may be an underrecognized cause of acute flaccid paralysis, and to our knowledge no pediatric cases have been reported in the United States. MRI findings have not been reported previously.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)152-155
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Neurology
Volume16
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1997

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Cauda Equina
Neural Conduction
Electromyography
Cerebral Palsy
Low Back Pain
Paralysis
Respiratory Tract Infections
Cerebrospinal Fluid
Spine
Pediatrics

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  • Clinical Neurology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Developmental Neuroscience
  • Neurology

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Acute motor axonal neuropathy in childhood : Clinical and MRI findings. / Phillips, John P.; Kincaid, John; Garg, Bhuwan P.

In: Pediatric Neurology, Vol. 16, No. 2, 02.1997, p. 152-155.

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Phillips, John P. ; Kincaid, John ; Garg, Bhuwan P. / Acute motor axonal neuropathy in childhood : Clinical and MRI findings. In: Pediatric Neurology. 1997 ; Vol. 16, No. 2. pp. 152-155.
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