The Turkish Journal of Pediatrics 2012 , Vol 54 , Num 6
Transient Acute Flaccid Paralysis and Seizures Associated with Rotavirus Gastroenteritis in a Child
Divisions of 2Infectious Diseases and 3Neurology, 1Department of Pediatrics, Dr. Sami Ulus Maternity and Children’s Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey. Rotavirus is a common cause of acute gastroenteritis in young children. Neurological complications including seizures are known to accompany rotavirus gastroenteritis. Acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) associated with rotavirus has not been reported previously except for one report. Herein, we describe a case of transient AFP and seizures associated with rotavirus gastroenteritis. We think that transient AFP can be seen during mild rotavirus gastroenteritis in children, but further studies may be necessary to understand the role of rotavirus as a cause of AFP in children. Keywords : acute flaccid paralysis, seizure, rotavirus, gastroenteritis, children.
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