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Ben's Friends Monthly Newsletter - August 2014 Issue

Posted by Ben Munoz on August 26, 2014 at 7:30am 0 Comments

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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


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