Hopkins Syndrome: Post Flaccid Paralysis After an Asthma Exacerbation

We report a rare case of a 22-month-old who developed flaccid paralysis of her right arm shortly after she was hospitalized for an asthma exacerbation. There are many etiologies of acute flaccid paralysis; however, because of the uncommon presentation of a focalized finding, establishing the diagnosis of this patient was difficult in the emergency department setting. Associated with asthma exacerbations, Hopkins syndrome is a paralytic illness that resembles poliomyelitis. This case highlights the challenges of evaluating a child with monoparesis and establishing an association with asthma amyotrophy.
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Source: The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research
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Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
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