Enlarging the Spectrum of Inflammatory/Post-Infectious Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis: A Further Case Associated with NeurotoxocariasisJaime Lin1*, Juliana Harumi Arita1, Antˆonio Jos´e Da Rocha2, Marcelo Rodrigues Masruha1, and Luiz Celso Pereira Vilanova1
- *Corresponding Author:
- Jaime Lin
Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery
Universidade Federal de S˜ao Paulo, SP
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: 5 May 2010; Accepted date: 13 May 2010
Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) is an inflammatory demyelinating disorder with an acute or subacute onset, typically of a monophasic nature, which affects multifocal areas of the central nervous system. ADEM is commonly associated with an antecedent or concomitant infection that is usually viral. However, in the last few years, several published reports have indicated an association between ADEM and bacterial, fungal, or protozoal infections. Here, we present a case of ADEM associated with neurotoxocariasis, which, together with a previously reported case, enlarges the spectrum of inflammatory/postinfectious acute disseminated encephalomyelitis.