Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
175 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

Suggest treatment for Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis

My mother, 60 yrs old has been diagnosed with ADEM. She was in an induced coma for three days and since being stopped on all sedation has continued in her own coma for 7 days. An EEG was done yesterday and shows no midbrain activity. I have read many articles where people have recovered and rebuilt their myelin sheaths after plasmapheresis....she had plasmapheresis for five this accurate?
Fri, 4 Dec 2015
Report Abuse
Neurologist 's  Response
ADEM is an autoimmune disease affecting the brain and spinal cord. Treatment of ADEM are high dose steroids / i.v. Ig/ plasmapheresis.
Primary role of these therapies are to remove antibodies from blood circulation. But those antibodies which already bound to brain tissue, cant be removed.
Prognosis depend on the amount of brain lesions.
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

Any information on ADEM,my husband on 50mg prednisone daily for 8wks has had to attacks,right side in July then relapsed in August on the left...