The Turkish Journal of Pediatrics 2020 , Vol 62 , Num 1
Grisel`s syndrome presenting with neck pain: an atypical case
Emre Bilgin 1 ,Gökhan Çavuş 1 ,Vedat Açık 1 ,Yurdal Gezercan 1 ,Ali İhsan Ökten 1
1 Department of Neurosurgery, Adana City Training and Research Hospital, Adana, Turkey DOI : 10.24953/turkjped.2020.01.021 Grisel`s syndrome is non-traumatic inflammatory subluxation of the atlantoaxial joints presenting clinically as torticollis, neck pain, and reduced neck mobility. Several pathogens have been implicated in its etiology. Early diagnosis and treatment are vital for Grisel`s syndrome to avoid serious neurological complications. This study reports the case of a 6-year-old girl who complained of pain and curvature of the neck following an upper respiratory tract influenza infection. Notably, the patient`s neck pain and curvature worsened toward the end of her normal day for a week. This pattern is rare, but it represents an important example of Grisel`s syndrome as a condition that varies through the day. Keywords : atlantoaxial joints, torticollis, viral infection, pain
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