Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM) is available in infancy: Case reports of two patients İnfant Dönemde Akut Dissemine Ensefalomyelit (ADEM) Tanısı ile İzlenen İki Hasta: Olgu Sunumu

Akçaboy M., Yücel H., Sarı E., Çiftçi S., Çelik M., Şenel S.

Gazi Medical Journal, vol.29, no.4, pp.354-356, 2018 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.12996/gmj.2018.95
  • Journal Name: Gazi Medical Journal
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.354-356
  • Keywords: Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, ADEM, Infant
  • Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University Affiliated: Yes


©Copyright 2018 by Gazi University Medical Facu lty.Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis is a monophasic, inflammatory, demyelinating central nervous system disease with various neurological manifestations. The diagnosis of the disease during infancy is rare in childhood age group. Here we present two patients who are under 2 years-old and presented with acute neurological symptoms and diagnosed as acute disseminated encephalomyelitis the result of further evaluation. Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis is diagnosed upon clinical and neuroimaging findings. Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of acute neurological symptoms or encephalopathy occurring after vaccination and non-specific infections. High dose corticosteroids are used successfully in the treatment.