Affiliations: Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation, University
of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA | Department of Pediatric Neurology, University of
Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
Note:  Correspondence: Dr. Olimpia Carbunar, Department of Neurology
and Rehabilitation, Affiliated with University of Illinois at Chicago, 912 S.
Wood Street, Ste 855N, Chicago, IL, 60612, USA. Tel.: +1 312 996 6906; Fax: +1
312 996 4169; E-mail: [email protected]
Abstract: Spinal cord infarction is rare in children. Most described cases are
in association with aortic surgery or arterial hypotension. In children,
infarction can be confused with the more common disorder transverse myelitis as
the magnetic resonance imaging findings and clinical presentation are often
similar. We describe here a case of spontaneous spinal cord infarct initially
treated as transverse myelitis.