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ADEM - Acute Disseminated Encephalo-Myelitis (Review)

Smirniotopoulos, M.D. JGSM - MedPix (2009)

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Affiliation: Uniformed Services University

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Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis or ADEM is a generalized demyelinating disease, usually monophasic, related to a recent viral immunization or infection... Prior to widespread immunization, ADEM was a complication after infection by measles, smallpox, chickenpox, etc.)... » live measles vaccine - 2/ million (at least 20X lower than for the post-infection type) Similar to Experimental Allergic Encephalomyelitis (EAE) where the antigenic stimulus comes from myelin (e.g. myelin basic protein)... » Large white-matter lesions (> 1-2 cm) bilateral asymmetric » Gray-matter lesions, esp. basal ganglia and thalamus » Spinal cord lesions (+/-) » Encephalopathy (uncommon in MS) » CSF pleocytosis >49 WBCs/ml (uncommon in MS)

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ADEM - Acute Disseminated Encephalo-Myelitis (Review)

Smirniotopoulos, M.D. JGSM - MedPix (2009)

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Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis or ADEM is a generalized demyelinating disease, usually monophasic, related to a recent viral immunization or infection... Prior to widespread immunization, ADEM was a complication after infection by measles, smallpox, chickenpox, etc.)... » live measles vaccine - 2/ million (at least 20X lower than for the post-infection type) Similar to Experimental Allergic Encephalomyelitis (EAE) where the antigenic stimulus comes from myelin (e.g. myelin basic protein)... » Large white-matter lesions (> 1-2 cm) bilateral asymmetric » Gray-matter lesions, esp. basal ganglia and thalamus » Spinal cord lesions (+/-) » Encephalopathy (uncommon in MS) » CSF pleocytosis >49 WBCs/ml (uncommon in MS)

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