Hopkins syndrome

Dr Henry Knipe and Dr Amir Rezaee et al.

Hopkins syndrome is a rare poliomyelitis-like neurological syndrome that occurs several days or weeks post an episode of acute asthma.

Clinical presentation

It usually manifests as flaccid paralysis of an extremity.

Radiographic features


Areas of high T2 signal intensity in one or both anterior horns in the cervical spine may be seen.

Treatment and prognosis

Prognosis is usually not good and patients may remain paralyzed permanently, however, treatment with IV gamma globulin with a good response has been reported in some cases 3.

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Article information

rID: 65637
Tag: cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Hopkin's syndrome
  • Hopkins syndrome

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