Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis

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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 Ð the protective covering of nerve fibers.  It often follows viral infection, or less often, vaccination for measles, mumps, or rubella. Treatment for ADEM is targeted at suppressing inflammation in the brain using anti-inflammatory drugs. Plasmapheresis or intravenous immunoglobulin therapy may also be used.  Additional treatment is symptomatic and supportive.  
 

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Pediatric Brain Foundation

Pediatric Brain Foundation's Mission is Three-fold: 1. Expedite scientific research to find treatments and cures for ALL of the more than 14 million children, in the U.S. alone, living with some form of neurological disorder 2. Provide families and health care professionals with up-to-date information and resources on the latest discoveries in pediatric neurology 3. Educate the public and public officials on the critical importance of funding pediatric neurological research

Last Updated: 22 Apr 2015

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The Transverse Myelitis Association

Our Mission is- -To support and advocate for individuals and their families diagnosed with rare neuro-immunologic disorders of the central nervous system -To promote awareness and to empower patients, families, clinicians and scientists through education programs and publications -To advance the scientific understanding of and therapy development for these rare disorders by supporting the training of clinicians-scientists dedicated to these rare diseases and by supporting basic and clinical research. OUR GOAL IS TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE OF INDIVIDUALS WITH THESE RARE NEURO-IMMUNOLOGIC DISORDERS

Last Updated: 29 Apr 2014

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Pediatric Brain Foundation

Pediatric Brain Foundation's Mission is Three-fold: 1. Expedite scientific research to find treatments and cures for ALL of the more than 14 million children, in the U.S. alone, living with some form of neurological disorder 2. Provide families and health care professionals with up-to-date information and resources on the latest discoveries in pediatric neurology 3. Educate the public and public officials on the critical importance of funding pediatric neurological research

http://www.pediatricbrainfoundation.org

Last Updated: 22 Apr 2015

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The Transverse Myelitis Association

Our Mission is- -To support and advocate for individuals and their families diagnosed with rare neuro-immunologic disorders of the central nervous system -To promote awareness and to empower patients, families, clinicians and scientists through education programs and publications -To advance the scientific understanding of and therapy development for these rare disorders by supporting the training of clinicians-scientists dedicated to these rare diseases and by supporting basic and clinical research. OUR GOAL IS TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE OF INDIVIDUALS WITH THESE RARE NEURO-IMMUNOLOGIC DISORDERS

http://www.myelitis.org/

Last Updated: 29 Apr 2014

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Ask the Expert Podcast

Ask the Expert Podcast Series are held about once a month and the recordings are made available on the TMA website. The podcast is offered at no cost to TMA members and members share their questions in advance of the podcast for the experts.

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Research and Educational Symposia

Recordings of all our national and international symposia are made available for our community to learn more about rare neuro-immune diseases

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Physician Network

Physician network of specialists focused on rare neuro-immune diseases which is community sourced.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis" returned 129 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Post-dengue acute disseminated encephalomyelitis: A case report and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Mohamed Gomaa Kamel, Nguyen Tran Nam, Nguyen Huu Bao Han, Abd-Elaziz El-Shabouny, Abd-ElRahman Mohamed Makram, Fatma Abd-Elshahed Abd-Elhay, Tran Ngoc Dang, Nguyen Le Trung Hieu, Vu Thi Que Huong, Trinh Huu Tung, Kenji Hirayama, Nguyen Tien Huy

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Dengue is one of the most common infectious diseases. The aim of this study was to systematically review acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) and to represent a new case.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Guillian-Barré Syndrome and Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis related to the Bivalent Oral Poliovirus Vaccine.
 

Author(s): Lucija Tomljenovic

Journal: Isr. Med. Assoc. J.. 2016 Oct;18(10):619-622.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Methodological Challenges in Protein Microarray and Immunohistochemistry for the Discovery of Novel Autoantibodies in Paediatric Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis.
 

Author(s): Patrick Peschl, Melanie Ramberger, Romana Höftberger, Karin Jöhrer, Matthias Baumann, Kevin Rostásy, Markus Reindl

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Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) is a rare autoimmune-mediated demyelinating disease affecting mainly children and young adults. Differentiation to multiple sclerosis is not always possible, due to overlapping clinical symptoms and recurrent and multiphasic forms. Until ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis" returned 8 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Therapeutic Approach to the Management of Pediatric Demyelinating Disease: Multiple Sclerosis and Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis.
 

Author(s): J Nicholas Brenton, Brenda L Banwell

Journal: Neurotherapeutics. 2016 Jan;13(1):84-95.

 

Acquired pediatric demyelinating diseases manifest acutely with optic neuritis, transverse myelitis, acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, or with various other acute deficits in focal or polyfocal areas of the central nervous system. Patients may experience a monophasic illness (as ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis as the first presentation of CNS tuberculosis: report of a case with brief review.
 

Author(s): Ibrahim Masoodi, Omar Farooq, Iqbal Ahmad, Mohammad Yaseen Bhat, Nazir Ahmad, Hamid-ullah Wani, Javeed Ahmad Dar

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Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) also known as post infectious encephalomyelitis is a demyelinating disease of the central nervous system (CNS) that typically presents as a monophasic disorder associated with multifocal neurological symptoms and disability. It may follow ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Small cell lung carcinoma presenting with acute disseminated encephalomyelitis.
 

Author(s): R Summerfield, A Al-Saleh, S E Robbins

Journal: Br J Radiol. 2010 Mar;83(987):e54-7.

 

Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) is a demyelinating disease characterised by subcortical high-signal white matter lesions on T2 weighted MRI. It most commonly occurs in children following an acute viral illness. We present a case study in which ADEM was the presenting condition ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Management Of Acute Disseminating Encephalomyelitis
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis

 

Last Updated: 13 Sep 2017

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