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Objective: The main objective of this study is to analyze the outcome of acute transverse myelitis in children with use of intravenous methylprednisolone Study Design: Clinical study Place and Duration of Study: This study was conducted at the Neurology Department of Children’s Hospital and the Institute of Child Health, Lahore from 02-02-2016 to 01-08-2016. Material and Methods: Total 75 children were included and IVMP for five days and tablet Prednisolone for 15 days was given. The outcome was monitored using Medical research council scale Results: We had 40% (n=30) patients between 1-10 years of age, the mean of which was 11.75 + 4.31 years. A total of 53.33% (n=40) were males and 46.67% (n=35) females. The outcome after use of IVMP was recorded with 32% (n=24) having a complete recovery, 38.67% (n=29) partial recovery and the rest with no recovery. Conclusion: The use of IVMP has shown substantially good results in pediatric cases of ATM. A lot of further research work is needed to be done to have a more precise line of management.
MUHAMMAD WAQAS, MIMPAL SINGH, MUHAMMAD BILAL SAFDAR. (2021) Outcome of Acute Transverse Myelitis in Children with Use of Intravenous Methylprednisolone, Pakistan Pediatric Journal, Volume 45, Issue 1.