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Techniques in Neurosurgery & Neurology

Elsberg Syndrome

Submission: July 10, 2017; Published: November 13, 2017

DOI: 10.31031/TNN.2017.01.000505

ISSN 2637-7748
Volume Issue1


Elsberg syndrome (ES) is an infectious syndrome consisting of acute bilateral lumbosacral radiculitis, often accompanied by myelitis confined to the lower spinal cord, and is frequently a manifestation of reactivation, or occasionally, primary herpes simplex virus 2 infection [1].

The onset of ES is consistently acute and symptoms includes: Urinary retention, urinary incontinence, bowel incontinence, saddle anesthesia, exaggerated/pathologic lower limb tendon reflexes or absent lower limb tendon reflexes, Loss of limb sensation and Leg weakness [2].

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