Does HLA Class II haplotype play a role in adult acute disseminated encephalomyelitis? Preliminary findings from a Southern Italy hospital-based study.

@article{Imbesi2012DoesHC,
  title={Does HLA Class II haplotype play a role in adult acute disseminated encephalomyelitis? Preliminary findings from a Southern Italy hospital-based study.},
  author={D. Imbesi and R. Calabr{\`o} and G. Gervasi and C. Casella and G. Vita and R. Musolino},
  journal={Archives italiennes de biologie},
  year={2012},
  volume={150 1},
  pages={
          1-4
        }
}
Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM) is an acute, multifocal, monophasic, inflammatory demyelinating disease of the central nervous system that affects predominantly children. Aim of the study was to evaluate the distribution of Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) class II haplotype in adult ADEM patients, in order to better characterize this rare clinical entity. Six patients (3 males and 3 females; median age 50 years) with ADEM were retrospectively studied in our Neurology Unit; 29 healthy… Expand