Efficacy of high dose steroid therapy in children with severe acute transverse myelitis
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Defresne, P (2001). Efficacy of high dose steroid therapy in children with severe acute transverse myelitis. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry 71 (2), 272-274
No effective treatment has been demonstrated for patients with acute transverse myelopathy. In a multicentre controlled study, 12 children with severe acute transverse myelopathy were treated with intravenous methylprednisolone (IVMP) and compared with a historical group of 17 patients. The treatment had a significant effect on the proportion of patients walking independently at I month and on the proportion with full recovery at I year, with no differences in the frequency of complications between the two groups.