Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis

Matthew Philip Gray, Marc H. Gorelick

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Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis is a primarily pediatric, immune-mediated disease characterized by demyelination and polyfocal neurologic symptoms that typically occur after a preceding viral infection or recent immunization. This article presents the pathophysiology, diagnostic criteria, and magnetic resonance imaging characteristics of acute disseminated encephalomyelitis. We also present evaluation and management strategies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)395-398
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Emergency Care
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

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  • ADEM
  • disseminated encephalomyelitis


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