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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 61-64

Postinfectious (Varicella Zoster) myositis and mixed polyneuropathy

Department of Medicine, SBKS MIRC, Sumandeep Vidyapeeth, Vadodara, Gujarat, India

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Dr. Palak Rajendra Doshi
Room No. 75, Vama Hostel, Sumandeep Vidyapeeth Campus, At and Po. Pipariya, Waghodia, Vadodara - 391 760, Gujarat
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DOI: 10.4103/JIHS.JIHS_29_19

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We present a case of a 21-year-old male with weakness of all four limbs after primary episode of chicken pox. Nerve conduction studies and magnetic resonance imaging dorsal spine with whole spine and brain screening confirmed polyneuropathy and myositis, respectively. He responded well to intravenous steroids, with complete reversal of symptoms. This case shows that primary varicella zoster infection is a sufficient stimulus to drive antibody generation and precipitate clinical complications.

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