The European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine is an official Journal of the European Federation of Internal Medicine (EFIM), representing 36 national societies from 34 European countries.
The Journal’s mission is to promote the best medical practice and innovation in the field of acute and general medicine. It also provides a forum for internal medicine doctors where they can share new approaches with the aim of improving diagnostic and clinical skills in this field. View full aims and scopes.
EJCRIM welcomes high-quality case reports describing unusual or complex cases that an internist may encounter in everyday practice. The cases should either demonstrate the appropriateness of a diagnostic/therapeutic approach, describe a new procedure or maneuver, or show unusual manifestations of a disease or unexpected reactions. The Journal only accepts and publishes those case reports whose learning points provide new insight and/or contribute to advancing medical knowledge both in terms of diagnostics and therapeutic approaches. Case reports of medical errors, therefore, are also welcome as long as they provide innovative measures on how to prevent them in the current practice (Instructive Errors).
The Journal may also consider brief and reasoned reports on issues relevant to the practice of Internal Medicine, as well as Abstracts submitted to the scientific meetings of acknowledged medical societies.

EJCRIM utilizes the CNR-SOLAR system to permanently archive the Journal for purposes of preservation of research and it is also indexed on PubMed Central, Google Scholar, DOAJ and COPE

EJCRIM is a peer-reviewed publication. Access to published content is free.

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Martine Kai, Christian Matta, Georges Jalkh, Youmna Abdallah, Fady Haddad, Halim Abboud

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a complex multifactorial disease with different clinical manifestations. Bulbar symptoms such as dysarthria and dysphagia are common in MS patients with advanced secondary progressive disease. However, they are not common at disease onset. We present the case of a 17-year-old male who initially presented with vomiting, dysarthria, and dysphagia. The investigations led to the diagnosis of MS, with an active lesion in the brainstem, more specifically in the area postrema region. Differential diagnoses were eliminated. The patient received intravenous methylprednisolone resulting in amelioration of symptoms. Treatment with fingolimod was started after discharge. The recognition of MS with atypical onsets is important to make an early accurate diagnosis and prescribe appropriate treatment for a disease known to be one of the most common causes of neurologic disability in young adults.

2022: Vol 9 No 4