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Ben's Friends Monthly Newsletter - August 2014 Issue

Posted by Ben Munoz on August 26, 2014 at 7:30am 0 Comments

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What is Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis?

Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) is a neurological condition characterized by a brief but intense attack of inflammation in the brain and spinal cord that damages myelin – the protective covering of nerve fibers.  It often follows viral infection, or less often, vaccination for measles, mumps, or rubella. Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis also usually occurs following a viral infection but may appear following vaccination, bacterial or parasitic infection, or even appear spontaneously. As it involves autoimmune demyelination, it is similar to multiple sclerosis

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memory issues

Started by LauraK in General. Last reply by LauraK 8 hours ago. 4 Replies

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Started by Flu shot ADEM in General. Last reply by Johnsmom 21 hours ago. 9 Replies

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JHESS replied to JHESS's discussion Treatment for ADEM with cyclophosphamide or rituximab
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"I am under the care of a homeopath. The remedy I'm taking doesn't improve my memory but…"
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"My eyes read, my brain doesnt. At first I was so glad I could at least see again. But my eyes and…"
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"Hi!  I'm sorry for what you're going through.  I am trying to find out if or…"
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1 Vision problems after ADEM

Vision problems after ADEM

Posted by Lien on August 21, 2014

2 Bad Days

Bad Days

Posted by Flu shot ADEM on August 6, 2014

3 Help

Help

Posted by Danny on August 12, 2014

4 Recurrent ADEM?

Recurrent ADEM?

Posted by sweetie pie on August 4, 2014

5 IVIG

IVIG

Posted by Danny on August 13, 2014

 
 
 

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