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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



Started by Mama Bear in General. Last reply by ENAS 17 hours ago. 3 Replies

Headaches post ADEM

Started by Nicola in General. Last reply by ENAS yesterday. 4 Replies

i want some answers

Started by ENAS in General. Last reply by Cedarmama on Wednesday. 4 Replies

help please !

Started by Surgeon_girl in General. Last reply by bchap Oct 24. 4 Replies

memory issues

Started by LauraK in General. Last reply by LauraK Oct 17. 12 Replies

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ENAS replied to Mama Bear's discussion introduction!
"hello, i want to ask you because your children as my son, he is 2 years and half  . i dont…"
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ENAS replied to Nicola's discussion Headaches post ADEM
"hello, i want to ask you because your children as the mine when he had adem . i dont know ,but he…"
Mama Bear replied to ENAS's discussion i want some answers
"I don't know how they tell the inflammation has gone down- my son was just under two when he…"
Cedarmama replied to ENAS's discussion i want some answers
"My son also was a very severe case. He was completely immobile, incontinent, encephalopathic in…"
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Matt'sMom replied to ENAS's discussion i want some answers
"Hello Enas, My son, Matthew was diagnosed in March this year. According to the doctors his case was…"
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"Hello! Welcome to our ADEM group. Please ask us anything. I also recommend you go through the…"
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help please !

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I'm writing a story...

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i want some answers

Posted by ENAS on October 26, 2014

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