Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis; A Rare Iranian Case Report

Hosseininejad, Seyyed-Mohsen and Hosseininejad, Fateme-Sadat and SalimiKordasiabi, Amirhossein and Tabatabaei, Fateme-Sadat and Derakhshanpour, Firouzeh and Bazrafshan, Behnaz and Moin, Mostafa (2017) Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis; A Rare Iranian Case Report. International Journal of Pediatrics, 5 (12). pp. 6699-6702.

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Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) is a monophasic clinical syndrome, characterized by immune-mediated demyelination of central nervous system neurons, which yield extensive damage in the brain and spinal cord.It usually affects children and young adults following infections or immunization. Here we describe a 9- year-old Fars female presented with acute onset of psychotic disorder, one week after an upper respiratory infection. Magnetic resonance images (MRI) of the brain were consistent with the diagnosis of the acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM). ADEM is one of the differential diagnoses to be considered when an acute psychotic disorder arises during childhood especially as post vaccination or infection.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health
WS Pediatrics
Divisions: Journals > International J Pediatrics
Depositing User: IJP IJP
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2017 14:24
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2017 14:24

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