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Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis

Aaron E. Miller and Teresa M. DeAngelis

in Neuroimmunology

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780199732920
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322862 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199732920.003.0002

Series: What Do I Do Now

Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis

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Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM), a fulminant episode of demyelinating disease, which can be confused with a first episode of multiple sclerosis (MS), can present with transiently severe neurological deficits requiring hospitalization and support care. In this chapter, we review the important differential diagnostic and therapeutic considerations and how best to differentiate ADEM from an initial presentation of MS.

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Subjects: Neurology

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