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European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 2015 June;51(3):341-3

Copyright © 2015 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Early rehabilitative treatment for pediatric acute disseminated encephalomyelitis: case report

Carlisi E., Pavese C., Mandrini S., Carenzio G., Dalla Toffola E.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Unit, I.R.C.C.S. Policlinico San Matteo Foundation Pavia, University of Pavia, Italy


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Although the diagnosis of and therapy for acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) have been extensively investigated, the role of rehabilitation in modifying its functional outcome has received little attention in the literature so far. We report a case of pediatric ADEM who showed complete functional recovery following early rehabilitative treatment, started in the Intensive Care Unit.

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