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Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis

Other Names for this Disease
  • ADE
  • ADEM
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  • One of my relatives was diagnosed with acute disseminated encephalomyelitis in 1997. Due to poor medical care, he has not received consistent treatment and his health has deteriorated over the years. He is now completely paralyzed. Is it too late for treatment to be effective? What is the prognosis for an individual who has not been treated promptly? Click here for answer