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inflammation of the spinal cord

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3,4) We report a rare case of pulmonary mucormycosis presenting with acute myelitis and showing spinal cord and vertebral body infarction probably due to air embolism along the venous plexus of the spinal cord.
Pulmonary mucormycosis is a rare infection which when severe can invade tissue planes, pleura and vessels resulting in complications such as acute myelitis with spinal cord and vertebral body infarction.
These guidelines require two definite criteria: (i) optic neuritis and (ii) acute myelitis plus at least two of three supportive criteria: (i) contiguous spinal cord MRI lesion extending over 3 vertebral segments, (ii) brain MRI not meeting criteria for multiple sclerosis, and (iii) NMO-IgG seropositive status.
The patient suffered from vivax malaria, complicated with reversible acute myelitis showing prompt response to antimalarial therapy.
A definite diagnosis of NMO is made when there is acute myelitis or optic neuritis and at least 2 of 3 supportive criteria: continuous spinal cord lesion extending over 3 or more vertebral segments, brain MRI not meeting diagnostic criteria for MS and NMO-IgG positive status.
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