ACUTE DISSEMINATED ENCEPHALOMYELITIS FOLLOWING VARICELLA INFECTIONJournal: International Journal of Advanced Research (Vol.11, No. 10)
Publication Date: 2023-10-26
Authors : S. Benghazala F. Taher S. Mrhar K.EL Fakiri N. Rada G. Draiss; M. Bouskraoui;
Page : 560-563
Keywords : ADEM Varicella Ataxia Corticosteroids Child;
Inflammatory demyelinating disease affecting the central nervous system(CNS). Early treatment is the key to neurological recovery. We reportthe case of a 4-year-old girl who developed cerebellar ataxia one week after a varicella rash. Cerebral MRI revealed bilateral lesions of the white matter in favor of ADEM. Corticosteroid boluses associated with antiviral treatment were administered and resulted in a remarkable clinical improvement. Long-term follow-up is essential for assessing prognosis.
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