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Can acute disseminated encephalomyelitis be treated through plasmapheresis ?

I want your help and valuable suggestion for my father s treatment to make decision about treatment by plasmapheresis . Case History: On 26th Dec my father hospitalized after 2-3 vomiting , fever and motion at my native (Madhya Pradesh) in CHL-Medical center ( Hospital affiliated to CHL- Apollo Hospital Indore, MP). upto 4 days in hospital he was conscious & moving his left leg and hand on command. presently he is unconscious and only eyes are open. As per Doctor diagnosis for Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (IVMP & IVIG ) as well as antibiotic treatment is on. I want to know about possibility of treatment through Plasmapheresis and approximately cost of the treatment.
Wed, 4 Apr 2012
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Hello and welcome to Healthcaremagic.
ADEM is a demyelinating disease oof central nervous system characterised by abrupt onset of neurological system preceded by infection.
The goal of treatment in ADEM is to arrest the CNS inflammation as soon as possible.
High dose corticosteroid are the first line of treatment,however plasmapheresis and iv immunoglobulin aree used in cases where there is contraindicaation or resistance to steroid or in cases of treatment failure.
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