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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.
HelloMy user name is Blossom. I love blossoms especially those that bloom in the Springtime. I see them every year and feel there is hope. I had a severe attack of ADEM in 2000. 17 hospitals , 4 rehab facilities in 4 different cities, I am still…Continue
My 36 yr old son was diagnosed with ADEM on Monday. His history didn't include any vaccinations or illnesses. He claims to have no headache. He presented very confused about the time. He thinks the year is ten years ago. He has none of the symptoms…Continue
Do you have experience or information on the medicine Amantadine (also known as Symmetrel)? My rehabilitation doctor advised me this in my issues on sensitivity (noise, visual) and fatigue. He described it as an 'arousal' tempering/softening…Continue
Does anyone else have an issue with hot weather or sunshine? I find I fatigue rather easily if the weather is hot or I am in direct sunshine too long.Continue
I was diagnosed with ADEM in Jan 2015 and since have been impressing my consultant neurologist with the above average speed of my recovery. I was put onto a 4 monthly visit to him for check ups as he didn't see it necessary to see me on a more…Continue
TJ Here. We have been working with (or ignored by) the folks at Ning about the pop-ups that occur here occasionally. There is no explanation why only this site is getting them. Bens Friends has cancelled all Google Advertising leaving donations and…Continue
For those interested, here is the link to the conference info. My husband and I will be going, and I'll happily take any questions or insights you have to share.http://myelitis.org/2015-rnds/"Welcome to…Continue
Hi everyone, today im feeling a little bit anxious, my boy is back to school now and our life seems to be prety normal THANKS GOD, well today is one of those days that i get nervous, i was driving back from school and my son told me he was having a…Continue
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