Improvement of atypical acute disseminated encephalomyelitis with steroids and intravenous immunoglobulins

Rachel Straussberg*, Tommy Schonfeld, Raphael Weitz, Boaz Karmazyn, Liora Harel

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Abstract

Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis is a demyelinating syndrome that occurs infrequently in children. Various treatment modalities, such as plasmapheresis or steroids or intravenous immunoglobulins (IVIG), have been prescribed. The article describes the results of combined IVIG and high-dose steroids given for 3 days in the treatment of a patient with atypical encephalomyelitis. The results suggest that this approach may be more beneficial than the application of either drug alone.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-143
Number of pages5
JournalPediatric Neurology
Volume24
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001

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