Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) is an autoimmune demyelinating disease directed against the myelin sheath of the central nervous system that typically presents 1–4 weeks after an infection or vaccination, most commonly in children. We describe a case of a young female who presented with rapidly progressive mental deterioration and died secondary to ADEM following an adenovirus upper respiratory tract infection.
Recommended CitationQamar, Zahra; Tucker, Catherine; Kenyon, Lawrence C.; and Royer, Tricia., "A rare fatal case of adenovirus serotype 4 associated acute disseminated encephalomyelitis in an adult: A case report" (2021). Department of Pathology, Anatomy, and Cell Biology Faculty Papers. Paper 319.
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