Demyelinative brainstem encephalitis responsive to intravenous immunoglobulin therapy

Amit Assa, Natan Watemberg, Yoram Bujanover, Tally Lerman-Sagie*

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We describe 2 patients with acute demyelinating brainstem encephalitis who were treated with intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG). Both patients improved rapidly, concomitant with the course of therapy. To the best of our knowledge, these are the first reported cases of brainstem demyelinating lesions in children treated with IVIG. Our experience suggests that IVIG should be considered as first-line treatment for similar cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)301-304
Number of pages4
Issue number2 I
StatePublished - Aug 1999


  • Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis
  • Brainstem encephalitis
  • Demyelination
  • Immunoglobulin


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