Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis Secondary to Herpes Virus Infection in a Child

  • Zakaria Ouassou School of Medicine, Mohamed V University, Rabat, Morocco
  • Youssef Motiaa School of Medicine, Mohamed V University, Rabat
  • Aziza Bentalha Pediatric ICU, Children Hospital, Rabat
  • Alea El Koraichi Paediatric ICU, Children Hospital, Rabat
  • Selma Ech-Chrif El Kettani Paediatric ICU, Children Hospital, Rabat
Keywords: Encephalomyelitis, Infection, Herpes, Demyelinating, White matter

Abstract

The acute disseminated encephalomyelitis ADEM is a rare form of encephalitis. We report a case after herpes infection. The diagnosis was based on the existence of post-infectious and neurological signs and demyelinating reaching the white matter in the magnetic resonance imaging MRI. The outcome was favourable after treatment with high-dose steroids.  

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2018-02-24
How to Cite
Ouassou, Z., Motiaa, Y., Bentalha, A., El Koraichi, A., & El Kettani, S. (2018). Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis Secondary to Herpes Virus Infection in a Child. Journal of Nepal Paediatric Society, 37(2), 191-193. https://doi.org/10.3126/jnps.v37i2.16976
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Case Reports