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Journal of the Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine 1994;18(3):32.
Myeloradiculopathy Associated with Herpes Simplex Viral Infection
Jeong Lim Moon, M.D., Seung Han Yang, M.D., Jung Suh, M.D., Seong Gon Son, M.D. , Hyun Ju Yoo, M.D.
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Catholic University Medical College
단순 포진 바이러스 감염 후 병발한 척수신경근병변 -증례보고-
문정림, 양승한, 서정, 손성곤, 유현주
가톨릭대학교 의과대학 재활의학교실

Meningitis, encephalitis, myelitis, and lumbosacral plexopathy can occur in association with primary attacks of anogenital herpes. Anogenital herpes should always be considered as a possible cause of acute retention of urine and paraparesis suggesting localized lumbosacral myelitis. But we have found a few reports of herpes simplex virus infection producing spinal cord involvement.

We describe here a woman who presented with urinary retention and paraplegia secondary to myeloradiculopathy associated with herpes simplex virus infection of anogenital area. Clinical symptoms, signs, electrodiagnostic findings, findings of cerebrospinal fluid investigation, serum and cerebrospinal fluid immunoglobulin, and MRI findings on thoraco-lumbar spine in this rare case were reviewed.

Key Words: Myeloradiculopathy, Herpes simplex


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