Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis is reported in a 14-year-old male patient associated with a pleural empyema caused by an esophageal perforation. During the hospital course, the patient experienced an episode of cardiac arrest, raising the question of hypoxic-ischemic cerebral injury, but the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings and clinical course were most consistent with acute disseminated encephalomyelitis. After a course of methylprednisolone, broad-spectrum antibiotics, and bilateral chest tube placement, the patient recovered with only mild residual deficits, along with resolution of his MRI findings.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Child Neurology|
|State||Published - Mar 2004|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Clinical Neurology