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Internal and Emergency Medicine

, Volume 13, Issue 3, pp 445–447 | Cite as

Acute motor axonal neuropathy and transverse myelitis overlap: the importance of history taking

  • Diana DeganEmail author
  • Cindy Tiseo
  • Raffaele Ornello
  • Francesca Notturno
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Abstract

In young adults, acute motor axonal neuropathy and transverse myelitis rarely occur as associated conditions. Clinical reasoning, symptoms, laboratory and ancillary investigations (electroneurographic and radiological findings), should properly address the physician to the correct diagnosis.

Keywords

Acute motor axonal neuropathy Transverse myelitis Overlapping diseases 

Notes

Compliance with ethical standards

Funding

No funding was obtained.

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Statement of human and animal rights

All procedures performed in this study involving human participant were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.

Informed consent

Informed consent was obtained from the patient.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Applied Clinical Sciences and Biotechnology, Institute of NeurologyUniversity of L’AquilaL’AquilaItaly
  2. 2.Department of Neurology and Stroke UnitAvezzano HospitalAvezzanoItaly

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