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[ADEM: a rare and serious demyelinating disorder of adults].

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Neuroradiology
0150-9861
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
33
Issue
3
Pages
194–200
Identifiers
PMID: 16840963
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis is a serious demyelinating disorder of childhood that typically occurs following vaccination or a viral prodrome. Some etiologies remain unrecognized, and multiple mechanisms of immune response may explain the pathophysiology of this syndrome. Based on a report of two adult cases presenting with neurologic deficit and ataxia, we report our experience with this syndrome that may affect adults without evident infectious disorder. Prompt treatment is important to avoid rapid progression.

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