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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. 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.


Gabapentin and tremors?

Started by gpg313 in General 6 hours ago. 0 Replies

Has anyone been on gabapentin and experienced tremors? To deal with daily headaches, my neurologist went from I think 900 mg a day to 2400 mg a day. It has helped considerably with the headaches (but they are not completely gone and I still need…Continue

About ADEM

Started by LauraK in General. Last reply by LauraK 11 hours ago. 9 Replies

Hey gang,So I went to the symposium this past weekend that dealt with Neuro Auto-Immune Disorders (ADEM and 3 others), and very little was discussed about adult on-set ADEM. I approached a number of the researchers, and they are under the impression…Continue

Bickering, knit picking over small things, sometimes imaginary...

Started by Lotus in Emotional Support. Last reply by LauraK 11 hours ago. 20 Replies

We are just Bickering seems like on a daily basis over tiny little things that don't mean anything, sometimes it will be over an imagined subject. And when I ask, can we please stop this bickering, and just have a nice weekend, or evening...then it…Continue

Help, what other methods are out there?!

Started by Callie21 in General. Last reply by Sarah Nov 16. 8 Replies

My Mother is 50 and was diagnosed in June 2015, 3 weeks prior to this she fell ill with appendicitis, the doctors left her with appendicitis for 3 and a half days before removing, which was too late as her appendix had burst, then leaving her with…Continue

Updating and expanding community platform to support connection among people with rare illnesses.

Started by Ben Munoz in General Nov 15. 0 Replies

Ben's Friends, the network that runs this community,  is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that builds support communities for patients with rare diseases. Every month we serve 100,000+ patients looking to connect with others like them.  We have a wait list of…Continue

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