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Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis

Other Names for this Disease
  • ADE
  • ADEM
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How might acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) be treated?

Treatment for acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) is targeted at suppressing inflammation in the brain using anti-inflammatory drugs. Most individuals respond to intravenous corticosteroids such as methylprednisolone.  When corticosteroids fail to work, plasmapheresis or intravenous immunoglobulin therapy has been shown to produce improvement.  Additional treatment is symptomatic and supportive.[1]
Last updated: 7/27/2011

  1. NINDS Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis Information Page. National Institute of Neurological Disorders (NINDS). November 2010; Accessed 7/27/2011.

Clinical Trials & Research for this Disease

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