An adult case of mumps brainstem encephalitis.

  title={An adult case of mumps brainstem encephalitis.},
  author={Shigeru Koyama and Kunihiko Morita and Shozaburo Yamaguchi and Toshiaki Fujikane and Nobuhiro Sasaki and Hitoshi Aizawa and Kan Kikuchi},
  journal={Internal medicine},
  volume={39 6},
We present an adult case of mumps brainstem encephalitis. He was successfully treated with steroid pulse therapy and recovered completely except for persistent dysuria. He had not been vaccinated and had no history of acute mumps infection. We consider that encephalitis in this case was caused by a reversible autoimmune process triggered by mumps infection. We emphasize the usefulness of pulse therapy for the treatment of some cases of mumps brainstem encephalitis in addition to the importance… CONTINUE READING