Varicella-zoster virus transverse myelitis in an immunocompetent patient

Jemshad Alungal, Mansoor C. Abdulla, Jassim Mohamad Koya, Krishnan R


Transverse myelitis is one of the rare neurological complications of Varicella-Zoster Virus (VZV) infection in immuno-competent. We report a 26-year-old immuno-competent gentleman who developed virologically confirmed myelopathy caused by VZV which improved with steroids and acyclovir leaving no residual neurological deficits.


Varicella-zoster virus, Transverse myelitis, Immunocompetent

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