[The head MRI by fluid attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) was useful for diagnosis in the patient with post influenza vaccinal acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM)].


A 6-year-old, previously healthy boy developed ataxia and muscle weakness, 16 days after influenza vaccination. The CSF showed an elevated level of myelin basic protein, pleocytosis and negative influenza virus isolation. The head MRI revealed an extensive high intensity area in the deep white matter, which was more clearly defined on FLAIR images. The… (More)