Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology

Year
: 2003  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 167--170

Rapidly Progressive Dementia As A Presenting Feature Of Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM)


S Kumar1, V Hannah2, M Alexander3, C Gnanamuthu4 
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S Kumar


A 38-year-old lady presented with a two-week history of intermittent headache. She subsequently developed features of depression and cognitive decline. She had no focal neurological deficits. She was initially treated as a case of depression with pseudodementia. A diagnosis of acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) was made later based on MRI brain and evoked potential studies. She was treated with intravenous methylprednisolone at a dose of 1 gram/day for three days, with which she made a good clinical recovery. This unusual presentation of ADEM is reported and the relevant literature reviewed.


How to cite this article:
Kumar S, Hannah V, Alexander M, Gnanamuthu C. Rapidly Progressive Dementia As A Presenting Feature Of Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM).Ann Indian Acad Neurol 2003;6:167-170


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Kumar S, Hannah V, Alexander M, Gnanamuthu C. Rapidly Progressive Dementia As A Presenting Feature Of Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM). Ann Indian Acad Neurol [serial online] 2003 [cited 2020 Feb 25 ];6:167-170
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