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Neurological Sciences

, Volume 39, Issue 4, pp 791–792 | Cite as

Heroin-induced acute longitudinally extensive transverse myelopathy

  • Irena Dujmovic
  • Ivan Nikolic
  • Vanja Martinovic
  • Sarlota Mesaros
  • Jelena Drulovic
Letter to the Editor

Notes

Funding information

ID, VM, SM, and JD were supported from the Republic of Serbia Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development (Grant Numbers175031 (ID, SM, JD) and 175087 (VM)).

Compliance with ethical standards

The publication of this case report has been approved by the Ethical Committee of the Clinical Centre of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia. A signed informed consent was obtained from the patient whose case we report in this paper.

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Clinic of Neurology, Clinical Center of SerbiaBelgradeSerbia
  2. 2.Department of NeurologyUniversity of Belgrade Faculty of MedicineBelgradeSerbia
  3. 3.MRI Center, Clinical Center of SerbiaBelgradeSerbia
  4. 4.University of Belgrade Faculty of MedicineBelgradeSerbia

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