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Overview

Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) is an acute neurologic disease of the central nervous system characterized by scattered foci of demyelination and perivenular inflammation. The disease may occur without precipitant, or may develop after infection or vaccination.

Historical Perspective

Classification

Pathophysiology

Causes

Differentiating Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis from Other Diseases

Epidemiology and Demographics

Risk Factors

Screening

Natural History, Complications, and Prognosis

Diagnosis

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History and Symptoms

Physical Examination

Laboratory Findings

Imaging Findings

Other Diagnostic Studies

Treatment

Medical Therapy

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