Amy J. Litterini
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Transverse myelitis is a condition where a segment of the spinal cord becomes inflamed. This results in impairments below the level of the inflammation, including paraparesis or paraplegia, autonomic dysfunction, and/or pain. Cerebral mycotic aneurysms are a form of brain injury where an artery bursts and diminishes blood supply to the brain. The resulting impairments vary depending on the area of the brain affected. The purpose of this case report was to describe the interventions provided to a patient with paraparesis as a result of transverse myelitis and multiple cerebral mycotic aneurysm ruptures to progress toward achieving his goals of standing and ambulating with a standard walker and bilateral knee-ankle-foot orthoses (KAFOs).
The case report paper for this poster can be found here:
Tomaswick, Ashley, "Trunk Control And Standing Tolerance Of A Patient With Paraparesis As A Result Of Transverse Myelitis And Mycotic Aneurysm Rupture: A Case Report" (2015). Case Report Posters. Poster 76.