Post-traumatic acute disseminated encephalomyelitis

Dali Magazi*, Lezanne Wynand-Ndlovu, Patrick Legwara, Baile Matlala, Sidney Sebiloane, Jeshal Patel

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A 23-year-old black African male fell and bumped his head from a tackle while playing soccer. He subsequently became blind from optic neuritis. An MRI of the brain showed white-matter changes suggestive of acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM). MR spectroscopy of the brain showed a demyelination pattern. This case report brings to the fore unsettled questions about ADEM, among them being whether it can occur as a post-traumatic event.

Original languageEnglish
Article number30484
Pages (from-to)584
Number of pages1
JournalRadiology Case Reports
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes


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