How is acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM)-prevented?

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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Acute hemorrhagic leukoencephalitis, which Dorothy Russell demonstrated to be at the severe end of the spectrum of ADEM-like illnesses, may be observed in certain infectious illnesses such as measles encephalitis. This and other possible examples of severe ADEM-spectrum illness may be prevented by immunization.


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