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CASE REPORT
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 133-135

Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis subsequent to Leptospira infection


Department of Radiodiagnosis, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana - 141 001, Punjab, India

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Paramdeep Singh
Department of Radiodiagnosis, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana - 141 001, Punjab
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DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.85771

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Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis has been rarely reported following leptospirosis. Here, we reveal an adult patient who developed the condition after Leptospira infection, which responded to intravenous steroids. Due to high prevalence of leptospirosis in developing countries, acute disseminated encephalomyelitis should be considered as a possibility in patients presenting with acute neurological disease. Increased awareness of this complication among physicians, and early diagnosis and treatment, may lessen morbidity and mortality.


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