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Acute myelitis with neurogenic stunned myocardium in a boy.
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PMID:  20933179     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Neurogenic stunned myocardium is characterized by reversible left ventricular dysfunction, which occurs after severe central nervous system injury in patients without coronary artery disease. It has been described in association with subarachnoid hemorrhage, Guillain-Barré syndrome, and metastatic brain tumors in adults, but has been rarely reported in association with acute myelitis. Described here is a novel case of acute myelitis in a child associated with neurogenic stunned myocardium. This case demonstrates that patients with acute myelitis may harbor a risk of sympathetic dysregulation, leading to neurogenic myocardial dysfunction.
Jainn-Jim Lin; Shao-Hsuan Hsia; Chang-Teng Wu; Kuang-Lin Lin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric neurology     Volume:  43     ISSN:  1873-5150     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr. Neurol.     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8508183     Medline TA:  Pediatr Neurol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  348-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Divisions of Pediatric Critical Care and Emergency Medicine, Chang Gung Children's Hospital and Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University College of Medicine, #5 Fu-Shin Street, Kwei-Shan, Taoyuan, Taiwan.
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