Herpes Simplex virus type 2 myeloradiculitis with a pure motor presentation in a liver transplant recipient

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Abstract

In this case report, we describe the first PCR-confirmed case of HSV2 myeloradiculitis with a purely motor presentation, occurring in a 68-year-old liver transplant recipient. The patient reported ascending weakness with no sensory nor sphincteric symptoms, thereby resembling acute demyelinating inflammatory neuropathy, or Guillain-Barré syndrome. HSV2 was detected in cerebrospinal fluid by PCR, and the patient was successfully treated with intravenous Acyclovir.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere13236
JournalTransplant Infectious Disease
Volume22
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords

  • ascending weakness
  • Elsberg syndrome
  • Herpes simplex virus type 2
  • HSV2 infection
  • liver transplant
  • myeloradiculitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Transplantation

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