What is included in inpatient care for acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM)?

Updated: Nov 08, 2018
  • Author: J Nicholas Brenton, MD; Chief Editor: Tarakad S Ramachandran, MBBS, MBA, MPH, FAAN, FACP, FAHA, FRCP, FRCPC, FRS, LRCP, MRCP, MRCS  more...
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  • After initial evaluation and initiation of therapy, further inpatient care is dictated by the evolution of disease and rate of recovery exhibited by the patient.

  • Physical and occupational therapy may be indicated in patients with paresis, ataxia, low vision, and other focal neurologic abnormalities that impair function.

  • Provision for feeding and for the treatment of abnormalities of bowel or bladder function may be indicated.

  • When seizures occur, they usually do so transiently at the onset of disease. In rare instances, additional management issues for seizures arise during the subsequent course of treatment.

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