Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis after accidental injection of a hog vaccine: Successful treatment with plasmapheresis

David W. Dodick, Michael H. Silber, John H. Noseworthy, Wayne A. Wilbright, Moses Rodriguez

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Abstract

Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, an inflammatory demyelinating disease of the central nervous system, can occur after viral infections or vaccinations. We report the clinical and neuroimaging findings in a 52-year- old man in whom acute disseminated encephalomyelitis developed after accidental self-injection of an industrial hog vaccine. The protracted and progressive clinical course, despite high-dose parenteral corticosteroid therapy, was altered by aggressive plasmapheresis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1193-1195
Number of pages3
JournalMayo Clinic proceedings
Volume73
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - 1998

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