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Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis

An acute encephalopathy which usually follows viral infection (1:1,000 cases of measles), bacterial or parasitic infections, or rarely vaccinations (1:106 measles vaccinations) and which is characterised by autoimmune demyelination involving the entire brain, especially the subcortical and central white matter and cortical gray-white junction and spinal cord or may focally affect a nerve or cord root, and is regarded by some as a multiple sclerosis borderline disease.
Epidemiology Affects 8/106/year, primarily children.
Clinical finding Meningial signs and, if serious, coma and death. Treatment None
Mortality & morbidity 5% mortality; up to 75% recover completely and the rest have only minor residual defects.
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The sacralization of Adem Jashari's birthday is only one of the elements in the mythology built around his figure.
In the treatment of ADEM high doses of corticosteroids, plasmapheresis and immunoglobulins are used (11,12).
We had conducted the study to determine the functional outcome of patients with ADEM at the time of discharge and looked for the factors which affect the outcome so that we would be able to adopt various regimens to improve the functional outcome of ADEM in our set up.
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