A Rare Case of Adult Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis Associated with Primary Epstein-Barr Virus Infection

  • Deeba Ali Service des Urgences, CHC Saint-Joseph, Liége, Belgium
  • Benoît Cardos Département des Sciences de la Santé Publique, Université de Liège, Liége, Belgium
  • Yilmaz Gorur Service de Radiologie, CHU Sart Tilmant, Liège, Belgium
  • Noel Lorenzo Villalba Service de Médecine Interne et Cancérologie, Centre Hospitalier Saint Cyr, Villeneuve-sur-Lot, France
  • Nathalie Janssen Service des Urgences, CHC Saint-Joseph, Liège, Belgium
  • Carmen Bartha Service des Urgences, CHC Saint-Joseph, Liège, Belgium
  • Philippe Desfontaines Service de Neurologie, Centre Hospitalier Chrétien, Liège, Belgium
  • Joseph Weerts Service des Urgences, CHC Saint-Joseph, Liège, Belgium
  • Pascal Fajardo Service des Urgences, CHC Saint-Joseph, Liège, Belgium

Keywords

Encephalomyelitis, demyelinating, corticosteroids, Epstein-Barr virus

Abstract

We report a rare case of acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) secondary to a primary Epstein-Barr (EBV) infection, in a 22-year-old male. Symptomatic infectious mononucleosis and ADEM are both quite uncommon conditions in this age group.

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  • Published: 2019-04-15

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    How to cite:
    Ali, D., Cardos, B., Gorur, Y., Lorenzo Villalba, N., Janssen, N., Bartha, C., Desfontaines, P., Weerts, J., & Fajardo, P. (2019). A Rare Case of Adult Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis Associated with Primary Epstein-Barr Virus Infection. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 2. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.12890/2019_001094

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