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Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis is an immune-mediated inflammatory demyelinating disease of the central nervous system, which is typically transitory and self-limiting. It is characterized by an acute or subacute encephalopathy with neurological deficits, and magnetic resonance imaging evidence of widespread demyelination that predominantly involves the white matter of the brain and spinal cord. In the absence of specific biological markers, the diagnosis of Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis is still based upon a combination of clinical and neuro imaging features and exclusion of diseases that mimic Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis
Condition or disease
Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis
Other: management of acutedisseminatingencephalomyelitis
clinical audit on management of acutedisseminatingencephalomyelitis [ Time Frame: within one year ]
To improve diagnosis and management of acute disseminated encephalomyelitis in Neurology Unit of Assiut University Children Hospital and to decrease the mortality and residual deficits from this disease.
The aim of this audit is to measure the current practice within the Neurology Unit of Assiut University Children Hospital team in the diagnosis and management of acute disseminated encephalomyelitis against the recommendations in American Academy of Neurology guidance by using checklist and designed questionnaire.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
12 Months to 18 Years (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
- All patient presented with manifestation of acute disseminating encephalomyelitis admitted in Assiut University Children Hospital
All patient presented with manifestation of acute disseminating encephalomyelitis admitted in Assiut University Children Hospital
Patients presented with viral encephalitis,bacterial meningitis
Cases not fulfilling MRI criteria for diagnosis of acute disseminated encephalomyelitis