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Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis: A rare complication of snake bite

1Associate professor, 2Professor, 3Professor & Head, Department of Paediatrics, Kamineni Institute of Medical Sciences, Narketpally, Nalgonda District, Telangana State, India.


Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM), is a demyelinating condition with significant morbidity and mortality, following infectious fevers and vaccinations. It can be diagnosed with certainty using advances in neuroimaging techniques. Following snake bite and Anti Snake Venom (ASV) administration, few cases of ADEM were reported. One such case is reported here.

Key words : ADEM, ASV, Methylprednisolone, MRI.