Revista chilena de neuro-psiquiatría
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GUZMAN S, Jorge y SALINAS R, Rodrigo. Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis and ulcerative colitis: description of a clinical case in magnetic resonance. Rev. chil. neuro-psiquiatr. [online]. 2012, vol.50, n.1, pp. 57-61. ISSN 0717-9227. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-92272012000100007.
Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) is an acute demyelinatingdisorder of the central nervous system, characterized by an acute or subacute onset of neurological symptoms and focal signs in association with multifocal demyelinating findings on neuroimaging. Spontaneous resolution has been reported within days of onset, corticosteroids therapy accelerates the resolution time. ADEM has been associated with previous infections, and its relationship with other autoinmune disease is unclear. A case of ADEM is reported, in a patient previously diagnosed with ulcerative pancolitis, whose neurological symptoms resolved after 3 days of hospital admission without evident sequelae after receiving a short empirical treatment with ampicilin, ceftriaxone, acyclovir and intravenous steroids.
Palabras clave : Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis; ulcerative colitis; case report.