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Typhoid fever is associated with a wide spectrum of neurological complications. Acute transverse myelitis is a rare complication with only a few reports in adults and none in children. A 15-year-old boy with typhoid fever is reported who developed acute transverse myelitis in the 3rd week of illness. He was treated with antibiotics and corticosteroids and made a complete recovery.


Kirtisudha Mishra, Sharandeep Kaur, Srikanta Basu, Praveen Gulati, Ankit Parakh. Acute transverse myelitis: an unusual complication of typhoid fever. Paediatrics and international child health. 2012 Aug;32(3):174-6

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