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Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis is very rare following leptospirosis. Here we describe a patient who developed the condition after leptospiral infection, which responded to intravenous immunoglobulin only.
We report a case of rabies encephalomyelitis in a 12-year-old boy who had received anti-rabies vaccine 6 weeks after being bitten by a puppy. The MR (magnetic resonance) imaging helped to differentiate rabies from acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM). ADEM involves the white matter predominantly, whereas rabies has a predilection for grey matter,… (More)
An eleven-month-old baby born out of non-consanguineous parentage presented with history of delayed motor milestones. The weakness was predominantly distal; there was intercostal muscle weakness, generalized hypotonia and areflexia. The nerve conduction velocities were unobtainable in all the four limbs. Sural nerve biopsy was consistent with the diagnosis… (More)
Pontocerebellar hypoplasia is a heterogeneous group of disorders characterized by abnormally small cerebellum and brainstem. Pontocerebellar hypoplasia type 1 is associated with spinal anterior horn cell degeneration, microcephaly, congenital contractures, polyhydramnios, and respiratory insufficiency leading to death in infancy. Recently, however, the… (More)