Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) is an autoimmune condition that predominately involve demyelination of the white matter of the brain and spinal cord. It resembles other acute demyelinating syndromes like multiple sclerosis and most often presents in childhood.This is a case of a 52-year woman, presented with lower limb weakness, confusion and spasticity throughout the body with no preceding illness. CSF showed increased proteins with no oligoclonal bands. MRI Brain showed abnormal high intensity areas in bilateral parietal, periventricular region, with no contrast enhancement. She was given 1gram iv methylprednisolone based on the diagnosis of ADEM and responded well.
Mushtaq, Hina; Qureshi, Maria; and Ahsan, Irfan
"Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis in a middle age female,"
Pakistan Journal of Neurological Sciences (PJNS): Vol. 13
, Article 8.
Available at: https://ecommons.aku.edu/pjns/vol13/iss1/8