Hepatitis-B Associated Acute Transverse Myelitis Mimicking Syringomyelia

Abstract Acute transverse myelitis is a rare clinical entity characterized by sudden onset of sensori-motor paralysis due to complete spinal cord dysfunction below a definite level, usually on the trunk. It may be precipitated by a number of conditions, especially vaccinations. Though hepatitis B vaccination can result in transverse myelitis, its occurrence following acute hepatitis…