Pediatric MS and Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM)

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Was anyone diagnosed with childhood ADEM and within two years diagnosed with childhood ms? 

Beginning of the discussion - 4/26/21

Pediatric MS and Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM)

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Hello @britthaeg921‍, thank you for opening this discussion. Let me tag some other members who can possibly share with you.

Hi everyone, how are you doing? 

If you haven't already heard of it, acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) is a rare type of inflammation around the brain and spinal cord that damages the myelin sheath. Its cause is not quite understood, but it often occurs often an infection and some of its symptoms are similar to those found in MS.

Are you familiar with ADEM? Have you or anyone close to you experienced it? Do you know if there's a link between it an pediatric MS?
@Charmaine59@Jennifermckinney@Tcampagna@Miamio123@sammi.ray@Jans@emmemm12@djbehret@Letschat@Jwelden@Rebeccaglenn@HashnMemms@Sherriblack@Corrie@Kbassett@P.Martin@doberman‍ 

Feel free to share any thoughts or experiences here!

Take care,
Courtney

Pediatric MS and Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM)


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Thank you Courtney for throwing this info out there. 

Pediatric MS and Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM)


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@Courtney_J @britthaeg921 Oh wow I've never heard of this, but I can see how it could be related with the myelin sheath and inflammation. Are you or someone in your family going through this? I'm not even sure I was aware that pediatric MS was a thing. I'm so sorry, if so!

MS is hard enough as an adult, I can't even imagine what it's like for a kid.

Pediatric MS and Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM)


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