Ruksar S, Jennifer N, Anuragsingh C*, Swapnil K and Varsha C
Department of Pediatrics, MGIMS, IndiaFulltext PDF
Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM) is a rare demyelinating disorder of the central nervous system. It is a monophasic disorder characterized by multifocal neurological symptoms and encephalopathy. The autoimmune inflammatory response usually occurs following an infection or vaccination. It is primarily diagnosed by magnetic resonance imaging and cerebrospinal fluid analysis. Differential diagnoses of ADEM includes other demyelinating disorders and multiple sclerosis. Although lower urinary tract dysfunction is a known complication of multiple sclerosis, ADEM may present initially with urinary retention in the absence of other neurological symptoms. We are reporting case of a 9-year-old female child having urinary retention as a presenting complaint and was diagnosed as ADEM.
ADEM; Autoimmune disorder; Demyelination; Multifocal; Urinary retention
Ruksar S, Jennifer N, Anuragsingh C, Swapnil K, Varsha C. Urinary Retention a Presenting Symptom of Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis: A Case Report. Ann Pediatr Res. 2023; 7(2): 1077..