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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.



Started by Phoebe Starling in What's New With You?. Last reply by sweetie pie yesterday. 2 Replies

Hello all,I got ADEM (autoimmune, no illness) in March of this year and was in the hospital 8 days. I had had migraines, nausea/vomiting, Insane scalp itching, lack of coordination and fatigue leading up to admission. The day before discharge I had…Continue

Dizziness After Recovery

Started by Blerta in General. Last reply by sweetie pie yesterday. 3 Replies

Hi all,Wondering if anyone has experienced dizziness after 'recovery'? If so, did it lead to anything else? We live in fear of another attack, but wondering how many of you experienced the same.BackgroundHusband diagnosed with ADEM Dec 2015.…Continue

Tags: ADEM, recurring, dizziness

About ADEM

Started by LauraK in General. Last reply by Blerta on Wednesday. 24 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

Memory loss and bad hearing related to ADEM?

Started by Mark2x in Recommend a Doctor, Therapist, or Clinic (Positive Review Only). Last reply by Lynn Apr 19. 16 Replies

Hi everyone, I was diagnosed with ADEM in the summer of 2013. It infected my small brains (instead of the big ones as usual), so I had troubles with walking, any movement-coördination, talking, seeing (blurry vague sight), ... and I had to throw up…Continue

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Sarah left a comment for Mila B.
"Hi Mila B. Your relative's case of ADEM sounds like my son. A year ago he was in the same…"
sweetie pie replied to Phoebe Starling's discussion Spasticity
"My husband was diagnosed in 2012.  He was and still is hyper-reflexive. It was explained that…"
sweetie pie replied to Blerta's discussion Dizziness After Recovery
"My husband had ADEM in 2012.  He had severe double vision which gradually got better.  He…"
Sarah replied to Blerta's discussion Dizziness After Recovery
"FYI my son was diagnosed April 2015. We did not notice any dizziness but as they same every case is…"

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