Adult Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis Associated with a Falsely Positive HIV Elisa Test
Mervat Wahba*, Diana Alsbrook, Michael McCormack, George Tamula and Hamdi Sherif
Department of Neurology, The University of Tennessee Health Science Centre, Memphis, TN, USA
- *Corresponding Author:
- Mervat Wahba
The University of Tennessee Health Science Centre
Memphis, TN, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: August 31, 2016; Accepted date: March 27, 2017; Published date: March 30, 2017
Citation: MWahba M, Alsbrook D, McCormack M, Tamula G, Sherif H (2017) Adult Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis Associated with a Falsely Positive HIV Elisa Test. J Neuroinfect Dis 8:242. doi:10.4172/2314-7326.1000242
Copyright: © 2017 Wahba M, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) is an acute disorder of the central nervous system that follows an infection or vaccination. It is a non-vasculitic inflammatory condition resulting in perivascular edema, inflammation, and demyelination that bears resemblance to multiple sclerosis. The diagnosis of ADEM can be challenging since there is a wide set of alternative diagnoses, including opportunistic infections, vasculitis, and central nervous system lymphoma.