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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is acute disseminated encephalomyelitis?

Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis involves widespread inflammation of the brain and spinal cord. As a result, nerve fibres and their protective linings are damaged. This is an immune-mediated disease that may develop after an infection. Anyone can be affected but it's more common in children.

Symptoms of acute disseminated encephalomyelitis

  • Fever

  • Headache

  • My brain is not functioning right now

  • Fatigue

  • Loss of appetite

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Pain over the temples

  • Joint pain even when resting

Questions your doctor may ask to check for acute disseminated encephalomyelitis

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose acute disseminated encephalomyelitis

  • Do you have a fever?

  • Do you have headaches or does your head feel heavy?

  • Do you have problems focusing or a reduced sense of awareness in your surroundings?

  • Do you feel fatigued?

  • Do you have less or no appetite, therefore eat less food?

Treatment for acute disseminated encephalomyelitis

The treatment for this condition differs from case to case, but commonly involves suppressing the body's immune system with corticosteroids, immunoglobulins, etc.

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Diseases related to Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis


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  • Tenembaum S, Chitnis T, Ness J, Hahn JS; International Pediatric MS Study Group. Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis. Neurology. 2007 Apr 17;68(16 Suppl 2):S23-36. doi: 10.1212/01.wnl.0000259404.51352.7f. PMID: 17438235.

  • Cole J, Evans E, Mwangi M, Mar S. Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis in Children: An Updated Review Based on Current Diagnostic Criteria. Pediatr Neurol. 2019 Nov;100:26-34. doi: 10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2019.06.017. Epub 2019 Jul 3. PMID: 31371120.

  • Z Ghali MG. Tumefactive Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis. Neurol India. 2020 Jan-Feb;68(1):35-41. doi: 10.4103/0028-3886.279688. PMID: 32129240.;year=2020;volume=68;issue=1;spage=35;epage=41;aulast=Z

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