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An unusual case of acute tetraparesis
  1. Daniel John Sullivan1,
  2. Cliff Bevan1,
  3. Saurabh Sinha2
  1. 1PICU, Sheffield Children's Hospital, Western Bank, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK
  2. 2Department of Paediatric Neurosurgery, Sheffield Children's Hospital, Western Bank, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Daniel John Sullivan, PICU, Sheffield Children's Hospital, Western Bank, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S102TH, UK; danielsullivan1983{at}hotmail.com

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A previously fit and well 3-year-old girl presented with sudden onset of tetraparesis associated with urinary incontinence, following a brief episode of cervicalgia. Although she reported falling down a flight of stairs, this was not witnessed or heard by her mother. Clinical examination revealed generalised hypotonia, areflexia and tetraparesis. The child reported that sensation was intact, although the reliability of this was questioned based on the lack …

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