A case report of transverse myelopathy following an intra-arterial injection of a viscid antibiotic is presented. Direct distribution of the material to the capillary bed best explains the patient's findings. Treatment of this complication is unsatisfactory, but it can be prevented by giving injections in the lateral thigh in the manner described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)867-869
Number of pages3
JournalThe Journal of Pediatrics
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 1969


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