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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. Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis 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.
The Transverse Myelitis podcast about ADEM just finished, and I think it was pretty good. They dealt with both adult and pediatric issues, and the experts gave great information.The podcast will soon be available on the TMA website (but not yet - I…Continue
Hi I' new to the group. Here is my story. My ADEM story began 23 years ago. but I will attempt to give a brief account. In August 1993 I was a fully fit able bodied woman who following a severe headache was left paralysed from the neck down with no…Continue
I belong to the Transverse Myelitis Association, and they are having a podcast about ADEM. I will be participating, and I encourage you to do so as well. We need to get the word out that adults also get ADEM, and I have a feeling this will primarily…Continue
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