A case of biopsy proven acute demyelinating encephalomyelitis (ADEM) with haemorrhagic leucoencephalitis.

Abstract

Dear Editor, Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) is an immune-mediated infl ammatory disorder of the central nervous system. It has a monophasic course which occurs after viral infection or vaccination.1,2Acute haemorrhagic leucoencephalitis (AHLE) is considered to be a hyperacute form of ADEM which is fulminant and is frequently fatal.3 There are only a few cases of biopsy-proven AHLE in the current literature. This case emphasises the importance of early recognition by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for institution of medical therapy.

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@article{Hashim2011ACO, title={A case of biopsy proven acute demyelinating encephalomyelitis (ADEM) with haemorrhagic leucoencephalitis.}, author={Hasnur Zaman Hashim and Norlinah Mohamed Ibrahim and Nafisah Wanyahya and Hui Jan Tan and Khairul Anuar Zainun and Siti Aishah Mohd Ali and Ahmad Sobri Muda and Shahizon Azura Mohamed Mukari and Izwan Zannie Zainiessor}, journal={Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore}, year={2011}, volume={40 4}, pages={197-200} }