Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADE) is a demyelinating disease of the nervous system characterized by a monophasic course. Timely application for medical care allows a quick recovery. However, relapses may occur in 25% of patients.
In patients with disseminated encephalomyelitis, there are general cerebral and focal signs of the lesion. In general, the clinical picture is determined by which parts of the nervous system are affected by demyelinating changes.
Possible manifestations of ADE:
• decreased memory, the ability to work intellectually;
• disturbances of consciousness;
• seizure syndrome, epileptic seizures;
• lesion of the optic nerve, which can be manifested by decreased visual acuity;
• oculomotor disorders, double vision.
A characteristic feature of the disease is that the acute phase occurs within a few days to 2-3 weeks after an infection or vaccination.
It is worth making an appointment with your doctor if you see any signs of ADE, as a lack of timely treatment can lead to serious neurological complications.