Published: 2022-03-24

Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis in SARS-CoV2 seropositive child

Arul Prasath S. V., Rini Evangeline J., Steeve Gnana Samuel


In this case report, a 2-year-old boy presented with UMN type of diplegia with involvement of cerebral cortex. He was afebrile with normal inflammatory markers, negative RT-PCR throat swab, negative COVID IgM and positive IgG antibodies with CSF showing elevated proteins with lymphocytosis on a background of MRI brain depicting a picture of white matter hyperintense signals on T2 FLAIR and resolution on follow-up MRI which confirms the possibility of acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) following recent SARS-CoV2 infection.


Diplegia, ADEM, SARS-CoV2

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