Medical Dictionary: Immune-Mediated Encephalomyelitis


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Immune-Mediated Encephalomyelitis: Another name for Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis.
Immune-Mediated Encephalomyelitis (condition): Inflammation of brain and/or spinal cord myelin sheath.

Immune-Mediated 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. 1

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

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