Measles-induced Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis in a Non-vaccinated Patient

  • Deeba Ali University of Liège, CHU Liège, Liège, Belgium
  • Arnaud Detroz Service de Radiologie, Clinique André Renard, Herstal, Belgium
  • Yilmaz Gorur Service de Pneumologie, Clinique André Renard, Herstal, Belgium
  • Lionel Bosquee Service de Pneumologie, Clinique André Renard, Herstal, Belgium
  • Noel Lorenzo Villalba Service de Médecine Interne, Diabète et Maladies Métaboliques, Hôpitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France
  • Benoît Cardos Service des Urgences, Clinique André Renard, Herstal, Belgium

Keywords

Measles, acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, magnetic resonance imaging

Abstract

We reported a case of measles-induced acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) in a 40-year-old immunocompetent adult. The patient presented a week after the development of respiratory symptoms and a cutaneous rash, and was admitted to hospital for altered mental status. Blood tests showed hyperleukocytosis, thrombopenia and cytolysis. A lumbar puncture was consistent with acute meningitis and the patient was initially treated with antiviral and wide broad-spectrum antibiotics. Serology and PCR for measles came back positive.

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  • Published: 2020-04-06

    Issue: Vol 7 No 6 (view)

    Section: Articles

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    Ali D, Detroz A, Gorur Y, Bosquee L, Lorenzo Villalba N, Cardos B. Measles-induced Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis in a Non-vaccinated Patient. EJCRIM [Internet]. 2020Apr.6 [cited 2020Sep.18];7(6). Available from: https://ejcrim.com/index.php/EJCRIM/article/view/1332

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