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Rapid recovery from acute transverse myelitis in an elite female swimmer
  1. G Dubnov1,
  2. N W Constantini2
  1. 1Department of Human Nutrition and Metabolism, Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
  2. 2Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical Center
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr Dubnov
 Department of Human Nutrition and Metabolism, Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel; gal-d{at}bezeqint.net

Abstract

Rubella is now an uncommon disease, and its neurological complications are rarely encountered. One complication, acute transverse myelitis, has been described in a few case reports and usually has an unfavourable outcome. The case is presented of an elite swimmer who developed transverse myelitis after rubella, which was treated with methylprednisolone. The recovery was so rapid and complete that two months after the acute event she broke a national swimming record.

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