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Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis after mixed malaria infection (Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax) with MRI closely simulating multiple sclerosis.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
The neurologist
Publication Date
Volume
17
Issue
5
Pages
276–278
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/NRL.0b013e3182173668
PMID: 21881471
Source
Medline
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Abstract

Her MRI of spine showed T2 hyperintensities suggestive of resolving myelitis. MRI of the brain showed multifocal and confluent areas of demyelination mostly involving the corpus callosum and periventricular region. Lesions, particularly the callosal ones, closely simulated MS. In accordance with the McDonald Criteria and Barkhof's MRI Criteria, this patient did not fit into the diagnosis of MS. Our provisional diagnosis was ADEM.

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