Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis with Measles

Authors

  • Ishrat Jahan Department of Pediatrics, Enam Medical College & Hospital, Savar, Dhaka
  • Shaheen Akter Department of Pediatrics, Enam Medical College & Hospital, Savar, Dhaka
  • Sharmin Akhtar Rupa Department of Radiology and Imaging, Enam Medical College & Hospital, Savar, Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/jemc.v3i1.13875

Keywords:

Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, Measles, Postinfectious encephalomyelitis

Abstract

Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis is an inflammatory demyelinating illness usually associated with infections or antecedent immunization. Due to control of most vaccine preventable diseases in developed countries, most cases of acute disseminated encephalomyelitis occur in developing countries and are seen secondary to nonspecific upper respiratory tract infections. We report a case of acute disseminated encephalomyelitis associated with measles in a 2½-year-old male child despite having measles vaccination in infancy. The diagnosis was based on clinical findings and CT scan of brain. The patient was managed with high dose corticosteroids along with supportive measures. He recovered completely and follow-up for six months revealed no neurological deterioration.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/jemc.v3i1.13875

J Enam Med Col 2013; 3(1): 50-52

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Published

2013-02-20

How to Cite

Jahan, I., Akter, S., & Rupa, S. A. (2013). Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis with Measles. Journal of Enam Medical College, 3(1), 50–52. https://doi.org/10.3329/jemc.v3i1.13875

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Case Reports