Poliomyelitis-like syndrome associated with Epstein-Barr virus infection

Michael Wong, Anne M. Connolly, Michael J. Noetzel

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A 20-month-old male presented with an acute clinical syndrome resembling poliomyelitis, characterized by a flaccid monoplegia, areflexia of the involved limb, and preserved sensation. Electrophysiologic studies supported a neuronopathic localization involving the anterior horn cells. Although laboratory evidence for a poliovirus infection was absent, serologic and polymerase chain reaction studies documented an active central nervous system infection with Epstein-Barr virus, indicating that a poliomyelitis-like syndrome may be produced by infectious agents other than enteroviruses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)235-237
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Neurology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1999


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