Enterovirus D68–Associated Acute Flaccid Myelitis in Immunocompromised Woman, Italy
Emanuela Giombini, Martina Rueca, Walter Barberi, Anna Paola Iori, Concetta Castilletti, Paola Scognamiglio, Francesco Vairo, Giuseppe Ippolito, Maria Rosaria Capobianchi, and Maria Beatrice Valli
Author affiliations: National Institute for Infectious Diseases “L. Spallanzani”–Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico, Rome, Italy (E. Giombini, M. Rueca, C. Castilletti, P. Scognamiglio, F. Vairo, G. Ippolito, M.R. Capobianchi, M.B. Valli); “Sapienza” University, Rome (W. Barberi, A.P. Iori); Lazio Regional Service for the Epidemiology and Control of Infectious Diseases, Rome (P. Scognamiglio, F. Vairo)
Figure 1. Magnetic resonance images of the brain and spinal cord of a woman who later died of fatal neurologic disease associated with enterovirus D68 infection. A) Sagittal and axial T2 image of the spinal cord showing cord swelling, particularly at the cervical level (arrows). B) Extensive hyperintensity in the central cord.
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