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Reversible neurological syndromes with atypical pneumonia

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Author(s): Panagariya Ashok | Sharma A | Dev Amit | Kankane Arvind | Sharma Bhawna | Dubey Parul

Journal: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
ISSN 0972-2327

Volume: 14;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 127;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Aseptic meningitis | cerebellitis | Legionella pneumophila | Mycoplasma pneumoniae | transverse myelitis

ABSTRACT
Simultaneous or sequential involvement of lungs is frequently encountered with neurological syndromes like meningoencephalitis, cerebellitis, aseptic meningitis, transverse myelitis, or multiple cranial nerve palsies. However, pulmonary involvement is frequently overlooked when all the attention of physician is diverted to neurological disorder. Prompt and early recognition of such potentially treatable association is required to improve diagnostic and therapeutic outcome. We report six patients presenting with various neurological manifestations like meningitis, meningoencephalitis, and myelits associated with atypical pneumonia. With proper clinical correlation and relevant investigations, all of them were diagnosed in time and had remarkable recovery with appropriate treatment.
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