A woman in her 60s presented to the hospital with 5 weeks of back pain, lower extremity numbness and new urinary incontinence. She reported pain and numbness in her back wrapping around to her abdomen and numbness from her mid abdomen down to her toes, along with right leg weakness. An MRI showed a T7-T9 enhancing lesion in her spinal cord was thought to be inflammatory. CSF studies were positive for HHV-6.

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Author Information

Harry Rockower, M.D., Infectious Disease Fellow, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. 

Courtney Comar, Ph.D., D(ABMM), Associate Director of Clinical Microbiology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
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