"COVID-19 Survivor's Rare Post-Infection Complication: Transverse Myelitis"

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"COVID-19 Survivor's Rare Post-Infection Complication: Transverse Myelitis"

43-year-old Matthew Dillon contracted COVID-19, believing it was not a major concern due to being double vaccinated and experiencing mild symptoms. However, six weeks later, he started to experience a loss of sensation and strength in his lower body, which eventually led to him being unable to support himself sitting up and completely paralyzed legs. Despite clear test results, doctors struggled to diagnose the cause of his illness. Neurologist Mike Boggild linked his symptoms to a rare case of COVID-induced myelitis, a spinal inflammation. Similar cases have been reported globally, raising awareness of this potential complication following a COVID infection. Although Mr. Dillon has started to recover after receiving treatment, the possibility of a full recovery remains uncertain.