Basic Summary for Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis


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Main name of condition: Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis
Other names or spellings: Postinfectious Encephalomyelitis, Immune-Mediated Encephalomyelitis, ADE


What is Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis?
  Brief description of Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis: Inflammation of brain and/or spinal cord myelin sheath.
  Parent types of Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis: Brain conditions
  Organs Affected by Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis: brain, spinal cord
Who gets Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis?
  Profile for Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis: The disorder occurs in children more often than in adults. 1
How serious is Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis?
  Prognosis of 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. 1
What causes Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis?
  Causes of Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis: see causes of Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis
What are the symptoms of Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis?
  Symptoms of Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis: see symptoms of Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis
How is it treated?
  Treatments for Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis: see treatments for Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from NINDS Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis Information Page: NINDS

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