Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis

About- Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) is a rare autoimmune disease characterized by a brief but widespread attack of inflammation in the brain and spinal cord that damages myelin, the protective covering of nerve fibers.

Symptoms-
 Fever 
 Headache
 Nausea and vomiting
 Unsteadiness and falling
 Difficulty swallowing
 Weakness of the arms or legs
 Vision impairment or double vision (occasionally)
 Drowsiness
 Confusion
 Seizures 
 Coma 

Causes-
ADEM often follows viral or bacterial infections, or less often, vaccination for measles, mumps, or rubella.
 
Specialist to visit

 Neurologist 

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References-
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.healthline.com
https://www.ninds.nih.gov
https://emedicine.medscape.com
https://my.clevelandclinic.org
https://www.webmd.com

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