Saturday, May 19, 2007

Severe recurrent myelitis in hep c

Aktipi et al. Neurology 2007; 68:468-9. Among 59 cases on non MS severe recurrent transverse myelitis were 7 cases with hep C. Only one of the patients knew about hep C at the time of diagnosis. Steroids failed in 4/7. IVIG and alpha interferon were also used. 6 cases had polyradiculoneuritis with enhancement of lumbar roots on MRI. (Italy) NMO antibodies were not looked at.

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