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Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis

Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis: Introduction

Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis: Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADE) is a neurological disorder characterized by inflammation of the brain and spinal cord caused by damage to ... more about Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis.

Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis: A rare neurological disorder where an inflammation of the brain and spinal cord occurs due to damage to the protective covering (myelin sheath) around the nerves. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis is available below.

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Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis: Complications

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Causes of Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis

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Prognosis for Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis

Prognosis for Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis: The prognosis for individuals with ADE varies. Some patients achieve complete or nearly complete recovery while others may have residual deficits. Some severe cases of ADE may be fatal. Overall, the prognosis is good when the disorder is diagnosed early and treated promptly. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis Information Page: NINDS)

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Article Excerpts about Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis

Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADE) is a neurological disorder characterized by inflammation of the brain and spinal cord caused by damage to the myelin sheath. The myelin sheath is the fatty covering, which acts as an insulator, on nerve fibers in the brain. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis Information Page: NINDS)

Definitions of Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis:

An acute or subacute inflammatory process of the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM characterized histologically by multiple foci of perivascular demyelination. Symptom onset usually occurs several days after an acute viral infection or immunization, but it may coincide with the onset of infection or rarely no antecedent event can be identified. Clinical manifestations include CONFUSION, somnolence, FEVER, nuchal rigidity, and involuntary movements. The illness may progress to COMA and eventually be fatal. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p921) - (Source - Diseases Database)

Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis, or a subtype of Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)


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