Measles-induced Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis in a Non-vaccinated Patient
  • Deeba Ali
    University of Liège, CHU Liège, Liège, Belgium
  • Arnaud Detroz
    Service de Radiologie, Clinique André Renard, Herstal, Belgium
  • Yilmaz Gorur
    Service de Pneumologie, Clinique André Renard, Herstal, Belgium
  • Lionel Bosquee
    Service de Pneumologie, Clinique André Renard, Herstal, Belgium
  • Noel Lorenzo Villalba
    Service de Médecine Interne, Diabète et Maladies Métaboliques, Hôpitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France
  • Benoît Cardos
    Service des Urgences, Clinique André Renard, Herstal, Belgium


Measles, acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, magnetic resonance imaging


We reported a case of measles-induced acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) in a 40-year-old immunocompetent adult. The patient presented a week after the development of respiratory symptoms and a cutaneous rash, and was admitted to hospital for altered mental status. Blood tests showed hyperleukocytosis, thrombopenia and cytolysis. A lumbar puncture was consistent with acute meningitis and the patient was initially treated with antiviral and wide broad-spectrum antibiotics. Serology and PCR for measles came back positive.



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    Published: 2020-04-06
    Issue: 2020: Vol 7 No 6 (view)

    How to cite:
    Ali D, Detroz A, Gorur Y, Bosquee L, Lorenzo Villalba N, Cardos B. Measles-induced Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis in a Non-vaccinated Patient. EJCRIM 2020;7 doi:10.12890/2020_001331.

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